You might wonder why we do so much movement in our Music Together classes. Research has shown that children must experience rhythm in their bodies before they can audiate it, or hear it inside their heads. You can help them by:
1. Making your movements clear and purposeful, to help them see the beat.
2. Providing “beat feedback”: Gently tap the beat of a song on your child while they play or when you are singing together.
3. Provide a kinesthetic experience by holding and bouncing or swinging your child to the beat.
Remember, have fun singing and dancing with your child every day. The most important thing you will give your child is a love of music!
*Information from Music Together, LLC. ®
Photo Credit: Tiffany Ortiz, 2017 at Rosenbalm Academy of Music