We all know that music is important for the growth and development of our kids, but it’s also fun! Even before they are born they can hear and feel music in the womb before they can see. Good music has a way of moving us the way no other thing can—emotionally or physically.
Tips for Introducing Your Kids to Classical Music
Of course there are all different types of music, but we feel it’s important to introduce our kids to classical music and in this video we show some tips or strategies you can use to do the same.
Tip #1: Let Them Make Their Own Music
Get your kids some musical instruments. We have a whole collection of instruments from drums and jingle bells, to keyboards and guitars. You want the kids to be able to connect music with fun otherwise it’s going to get really boring. Let them express themselves through creating their own music while at the same time introducing them to the unique sounds each instrument makes.
Tip #2: Start with What They Already Like
We started listening to the soundtracks and scores from some of their favorite movies. Now they are so familiar with the music that they can even pick out which scene it is from. Check out some of our favorite soundtracks and playlists on our favorite music app Spotify (see below).
Tip #3: Watch Little Einsteins
This is a great show you’ve probably heard of in which a group of young kids ride around in their space ship named Rocket and go on adventures into classical works of art and classical music. You’ll be surprised your kids will be introduced to some of the greats like Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and more. If you have Netflix, you’re luck, so go check out Little Einsteins.
The Jones Family Playlists on Spotify
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Movie Scores and Soundtracks
- 100 Greatest Film Themes – The City of Prague Philharmonic
- The Music of Star Trek – The City of Prague Philharmonic
- E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – John Williams
- Pirates of the Caribbean – Klaus Badelt
- Star Trek Into Darkness – Michael Giacchino
- The Best of Star Wars – John Williams
- This is John Williams
Traditional Classic Music
- The Nutcracker – Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
- Bleeding Chunks of Wagner – Richard Wagner
- Music from Little Einsteins
We Want to Hear from You
What are some of your favorite playlists or artists when it comes to classical music? What strategies have you used to introduce your kids to classical music?