Your child’s musical development
Music is an inseparable part of every person’s life. It is present from the very beginning and accompanies many of life’s situations and activities.
A child’s musical development is also important for his/her brain and for certain predispositions and skills in the future. It is a good idea to introduce music while the child is still developing and growing in its mother’s belly. This is the time when they become accustomed to the sounds around them and remember them even after birth. At first, music means lullabies and songs sung by mom, and later it can be school dulcimer or other instruments on which the child makes his or her own music.
Music in the first years of life
The first years of a child’s life are a very intensive period of development. All activities and games help to educate and develop different areas of the brain in the most enjoyable way possible. The presence of music from the very beginning of life allows the child to develop a sense of rhythm, while having fun at the same time. With the youngest children, you can also invent very creative games using instruments. Of the simplest, readily available instruments for children, the school dulcimer is a great one. No special musical skills or abilities are needed to play them and use them in interesting games. Creating musical instruments on one’s own from accessories available in every household is also very developing. This allows the child to create completely new objects to make sounds and thus develop his or her imagination and creativity.
When a child starts school, one of the first instruments he or she will come into contact with is the school dulcimer . Playing the dulcimer often starts in kindergarten and continues in elementary school. This also introduces the concept of musical notes and the ability to read music from them. In addition to the dulcimer, other instruments should also be introduced. Developing musical skills is not just about using talent. Above all, music helps to calm down in difficult moments of life and regain peace. Playing musical instruments is a chance to develop your musical ear and, in the future, maybe even to create even the simplest music yourself. Helping and supporting your child’s musical development does not have to be very demanding, but it should be deliberate and regular so that the results are satisfactory.