Encourage Your Child to Create Music Even Without Musical Instruments
Your musically gifted child doesn’t have to be confined to traditional musical instruments to express their creativity. These days, you don’t have to invest in a piano or a guitar as soon as your child shows interest in music. You can let them explore various platforms and even everyday objects to help hone their musical ear, cultivate creativity, and nurture their gift. We have outlined some ideas below to help your child get started with their creative music exploration.
There are plenty of kid-friendly music apps available to your child right now. Through these apps, they can already learn to distinguish the differences between instruments, participate in fun musical challenges, and even familiarize themselves with the musical masterpieces of great composers, like Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven.
Apart from the gamified learning and musical challenges, many apps also allow your child to learn how to compose their own songs.
One of the best things about children is that they are naturally curious. You can start introducing them to various everyday objects that can create music.
For example, grab a few glasses about the same size and fill them with varying amounts of water. Let them tap each glass with a spoon. This is a simple experiment that introduces your child to soundwaves. It also shows them that creativity knows no limits, which encourages them to be resourceful.
Music is all around us. There’s music in your child’s favorite TV show or movie. And there’s music in nature, from the sound of birds chirping outside the window to the crunching sound your child’s shoes make when walking on a dusty sidewalk.
Make it a game for you and your child to point out the ambient soundtrack of your day-to-day lives. You can also encourage your child to create a song out of these seemingly mundane sounds. Record their masterpiece on your phone, and have your child listen to their creation.
This is another great way to teach your child to be creative and resourceful. They will be able to appreciate that music is not just about playing musical instruments.
Aside from nurturing your child’s musical gifts with the tips mentioned above, you can also share their love of music with the rest of the world even while staying at home. This summer, Wyeth Nutrition hosts the nationwide search for the next Promil Kid! Your gifted little one might get the chance to join the ranks of other Promil kids who have gone on to achieve greater things because their gifts were nurtured to reach its full potential.
To join, check out the search mechanics at https://www.promilnurturethegift.com.ph/Promil4KidSearch and sign up! You can submit your entries between March 18 and April 30, 2021. The next Promil Kid will be announced sometime in June 2021.
In the meantime, we highly encourage you to continue nurturing your child’s musical gift with a daily glass of PROMIL® FOUR, which contains scientifically proven nutrients that support your child’s proper growth and mental development to keep nurturing their talent.