Music and family time go together like peanut butter and
jelly. They were made for each
other. There are so many musical
activities families can do together.
Children want their parents to sing and dance with them whether at home
or in a class designed for the whole family.
Parents’ involvement is an important part of the pleasure of music for
Listen and sing to your favorite albums together. Children want you to hear their favorite
music and they also want to hear yours!
It doesn’t always have to be about children’s music even though that can
be fun too.
Have everyone bring their favorite song or two to dinner and
play everyone’s songs through out dinner.
Everyone will feel important picking and playing music for the
family. The dinner music might be
extremely varied from Bach to The Wiggles or from Taylor Swift to Cold Play. But your kids will love knowing you cared to
listen to their music.
Put on dance music and take turns being the dance
teacher. Let your child be the leader
and follow his moves. Then take a turn
and teach them some of your moves. The
moves can be real dance moves or simple movements such as jumping up and down,
twirling and kicking. The important
thing is to have fun!
Go to a parade together and listen to the marching bands and
Many park and recreation departments put on free concerts in
the summer time. Go together as a family
and enjoy listening to live music.
Sing lullabies as you cuddle and rock your baby to
sleep. It’s okay if your voice will not
get you on American Idol. To your baby,
you will sound like an angel!
Children are so happy when parents sing and make music with
them. Music brings families together,
creating memories in the process.