Sing with Your Child Month is celebrated in March every year. This month aims at addressing the importance of singing, especially singing with children. Singing with one’s children promotes happiness, confidence, and stronger relationships. The most obvious step toward oral language development is singing. At their most basic level, songs are simply words set to music. The truth is that you share language every time you sing to children. Singing helps show your child another way that words can be precious.
History of Sing With Your Child Month
Sing With Your Child Month doesn’t have to be the only occasion to sing and dance with your children. You can sing and dance with them every day of the year. However, this month encourages people to make music in the family together with their children.
Parents want to do everything possible to help their children grow into loving, confident, and respectful adults. When people sing and make music as a family, children gain a whole new way to communicate and form everlasting, joyful memories. In addition, actively making music nurtures your child’s creativity, self-expression, and confidence and supports their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. One does not require special skills or ‘musical talent’ to achieve that — just a love of music, a desire to have fun, and, of course, a good sense of humor!
The impact of singing and making music with your child is overwhelmingly positive and the rewards of this simple act will help us make the world a much better place. Singing to children has numerous benefits. In fact, the way we learn music is quite similar to how we learn a language when we think about it. We similarly progress from notes to tonal patterns to songs with music, just like we go from phonics to words to sentences. So, sing a song, grab an instrument, and join us in celebrating Sing With Your Child Month this March.
Sing With Your Child Month timeline
His name is practically synonymous with Baroque music, and he becomes Baroque’s master composer.
He is a Chinese composer who writes ‘Yellow River Cantata’ as a protest against the Japanese occupation of Manchuria.
The vocalist of The Rolling Stones is born.
He is the most famous reggae singer-songwriter in history.
Sing With Your Child Month FAQs
Can two-year-olds sing?
Most toddlers will begin singing at the age of two and three, but it is not uncommon for them to start slightly later at four to five years old.
Is it good to sing to your toddler?
Singing is a very powerful tool that can help your baby learn a language faster.
How do you find out if your child can sing?
You can play music for your child at home to test their musical gift. See if they notice whether an instrument is out of tune or not.
Sing With Your Child Month Activities
Sing your heart out
Of course, the best way to celebrate this month is by singing. Whether you have children or not, you can sing every time you feel it.
Go to a karaoke
There are many places, such as bars or discos, that offer karaoke nights. So, invite your friends and go there to celebrate this month by singing your favorite songs.
Buy your favorite C.D.
We all have a favorite album from our favorite artists. Go buy that album and play the songs that you would like to sing the most.
5 Benefits Of Listening To Music
Music can improve your memory
A study showed that people who listened to classical music outperformed those who worked in silence or with white noise when memorizing a list of words.
It can help treat mental illness
Listening to music sets off the release of several neurochemicals that play a role in brain function and mental health.
Music affects one’s mood
Many people listen to music to change their mood, and it does happen most of the time!
It can help lower anxiety
There’s lots of medical evidence that shows that listening to music can help calm you in situations where you might experience anxiety.
It alleviates the symptoms of depression
Listening to music, particularly classical music along with jazz, has a positive impact on depression symptoms.
Why We Love Sing With Your Child Month
Music is good for our health
Music is not only good for our health but also our cognitive system. The communication skills of children can improve by listening to music.
It offers special moments with your children
During March, you can enjoy spending time with your kids singing your favorite songs. This will enhance your bond with your children.
It is an opportunity to have fun
Having fun is a rule when singing. You can also dance or play an instrument to immerse yourself in the melody.
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