By Kathryn Brunner, Founder of Musik at Home
If you’re like me, and most moms I know, you have an adorable video on your phone of your child dancing to music.
It wasn’t something you taught them, or a moment you created. Instead, it was your child’s natural response to the rhythm and the way the music made him or her feel.
Any maybe you also have captured your child’s innate ability and desire to sing along with his favorite song. It’s the one you’ve played over and over in the car, or the popular song every child seems to know (dare I say "Baby Shark?").
Singing, dancing, and responding to music are natural passions in a child’s heart and mind.
But sometimes as mommas, we forget how wonderful music can make us feel and how delightful it can be to just move to the rhythm, tap out a beat, sing along, and dance like nobody’s watching.
And when we do these things with our kids, not only does everyone have fun, but we also decrease our stress levels and make magical memories with our kids.
Music Education, then, is the perfect way to take what your child does naturally then learn, play, and enjoy the process along side of them.
In fact, music education is a delightful way to get some wiggles out while building tangible skills and having a ton of fun together all throughout your day at home.
Amazingly enough, it’s so natural and enjoyable, your child will barely know they’re learning.
Mommas, even if you don’t think of yourself as musical, you can do musical activities with your kids every day throughout the day, while doing chores, while getting ready for school or even in the car – while you’re at it, they’ll grow developmentally AND get quality special time with you.
As you connect with them through music, you’ll get to watch them develop and soak up the joys of rhythmic and melodic experimentation.
(I just love the photos above and below of my daughters and I. Above, my daughter was sitting on my lap for clapping and singing. The shared delight is in the exploration of the rhythm and melody together. Below, I was bouncing my other daughter on my legs and singing a song she loved. Her laughter and delight melt my momma-heart! I have no doubt you've seen the same with your precious little).
Maximizing the Benefits of Music Education
If you want to truly see your child take off with their music education and reap all the incredible benefits, I highly encourage you to begin your journey in early childhood music education today.
Not only will you bond with your child as you sing, shake, and dance your way to success, but research shows they’ll grow in pre-literacy skills, language development, coordination and body awareness. And, it’s sure to be your child’s favorite subject of the day!
Don't worry. This doesn't mean more work for you because...
As a busy homeschooling mom, I know that not everyone can go to an in-person class. I also know that not everyone has the time or expertise to come up with lesson plans at home.
If you want to bring music education into your home with ready-to-use lessons, I created Musik at Home online classes just for you.
Our classes are based on the fantastic curriculum developed by Musikgarten and the incredible research of Dr. Edwin Gordon's Music Learning Theory.
Not only do I walk you through each step of early childhood music, I equip you to nurture and grow your child’s music aptitude and talent at each developmental stage with our four class levels that include over 450 musical activities (We also have Christmas classes!).
The amazing thing is...it's good for you too, Momma. Bonding with your child. Moving to the music. Enjoying your child's laughter. It's all part of the package with Musik at Home.