As parents, we always want to provide best things for our kids, no matter how hard it would be. It means that we have to know the kid’s problems so that we can deal with them in a child’s way and instruct our children. To do so, we should teach them from the beginning so that they can express feelings and thoughts properly. When our kids know how to control and express their emotions such as happiness, sadness… they would feel more comfortable when contacting with the surrounding environment without the protection of the family. One of the most effective ways to change the mind of a child is through music such as games or songs. In this post, we will introduce to you some useful small tips so as to teach your children how to sing and feel relaxed with music.
Begin with Simple Songs
Every journey begins with the first steps. You don’t have to try so hard to make your kids sings songs properly. They need to begin with simple songs first. So which songs are considered easy and simple? IN my opinion, they are songs that have simple melodies with 2 or 3 sentences in the lyrics. In addition, the theme of the songs is understandable to small kids so that they can know what they are singing and love it.
Basically, small kids can’t form full sentences as an adult right away. They prefer sentences with 2 or 3 words. That’s the reason why sometimes they can’t express their thoughts even though they already know about the objects or the situations. Therefore, you should apply this idea into your song teaching so that your children can understand the songs slowly. You don’t need to be worried if your kids don’t understand it at first. This is a whole process to a small child, its brain has to work harder than normal to remember the tone and the lyrics even if they are quite simple.
One of the best solution is that you should take one step at a time, though the song is quite easy. Sing a sentence 3 or 4 times, then ask your kid to repeat it. Your kid will see that it is quite interesting and follow your instructions until it completes the whole song.
Sing Together with Your Kids
It is very effective to build the strength in the child’s mind. It is not only about how your kid remembers and sings a song, it is also about the connection between you and your child. When you sing the song, though you are not a good singer, your child can still the love for music from you, from the gestures and the way you sing the song carefully. This is called the association between people who share the same passion.
You don’t need to play a CD for your kids just to ask him or her to sing right because it is not the purpose of teaching your kids how to sing. The problem is that they don’t even know how the sounds are produced and don’t know how to mimic to sing like that. Your direct instruction is very good for your kid because you will be the role model for your children to know the basic of singing even though the tones or the notes are wrong.
You should sing without the music so that your kids can know the melody created by the mouth by watching your tongue and your lips. You can ask him to repeat after you to help him understand and remember the songs better. Then you can ask for him to sing alone, but don’t forget to remind him if he forgets somewhere. This is one of the most exciting and interesting activities that both parents and their children can take part in together. Try to spend at least 30 minutes to teach a new song each week.
Help Your Kids Make Their Own Songs
Have you ever moved to a new house? Did you remember things that you had to do at that time? Exploring each room was such an exciting experience to a new comer like you. It is the same with singing. You should instruct your kids to discover from the smallest thing in a song: the rhythm, the tempo, notes… everything you can teach. It would be quite difficult at first, but once your kids have known the basics, they can do it themselves, though it would take quite a long amount of time.
No one was born with a talented voice and can sing right from the beginning. That’s the reason why your kid needs to practice. If you can find out its talent real soon, you can send your kid to a music class, such as vocal class so that he can improve himself better under the professional instructions. On the other hand, if your kids don’t know much about music, don’t be sad. The final purpose is to let them discover their personality so it’s not a loss that your kids can’t be musicians or singers in the future. It means that they are born to do other things.
Use Your Hands
Many people will wonder why we should use our hands in singing. It’s all about the voice and the music. Well, the answer is about the tempo and the rhythm. Do you know the conductor – the one who uses a stick to lead the symphony orchestra? He waves his hands to keep the band go on the right track. In fact, you can do the same thing if you know some of the simple rules about beats and tempo.
You should practice raising and lowering your hands in front of the mirror so that your moves can be easier for your kids to follow.
Teaching a kid how to sing is not a task of challenge if you put all your efforts into it and teach him with all your heart. If you have any troubles, just keep calm and look for the solutions in my blog about music class and self – teaching for kids to bring the great benefits of music to your lovely children.