AUSTIN (KXAN) - Cary Youngblood, director of Heartsong Music, was in studio on Saturday morning to explain the importance of Sing With Your Child Month, which encourages child development through song.
Youngblood said music, as a daily routine, supports all learning styles and supports family bonding. Adults do not need any special skills or talent when singing with their child.
Some ways that parents/caregivers can start today to make music a part of their daily routine is:
Families can turn on their favorite music, pull out the pots and pans, plastic containers, or any instruments on hand and have a jam session together. This is a great way to let go of the day, relieve stress and have fun together.
If parents have toddlers, they can use singing and movement to ease their child's transitions of leaving a play date, putting away toys or getting into the bath.
If parents have preschoolers, they can make up songs with their child about the transitions of starting a new activity, camp or school or even welcoming a new baby.
Parents can incorporate a lullaby ritual into the evening routine. This is wonderful time to bond and connect with their child and helps them feel calm them before going to bed. Plus, this helps to create special memories for our children, that will stay with them for their lifetime.
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