Various activities form a connection between family and friends and are a source of peace and comfort to the mind. Many of them also promote development in young babies and children. For example, musical activities could stimulate some parts of the brain that are involved with motivation and emotions.
As parents, indulging in activities with your children creates a special type of bonding. There are ways you can use creativity not only to nurture your talent but also to get your body moving.
What are some creative activities that help to bond with children?
Teach them about the different types of music and musical instruments
You don’t necessarily have to be good at music to know some musical instruments and their unique sounds. You can do some research and tell them about those instruments. You can play some videos for them to see how those instruments sound and how people play them. If you know how to play any of the instruments, play to them while they sing along.
Learning how to play a musical instrument has a positive impact on your children’s health and wellbeing. Playing an instrument, such as the piano, guitar or drums can also be seen as a physical activity because it takes a lot of upper body strength. As a result, this can help your posture and increase your stamina.
If you can’t play any of the instruments, you can make use of free music-making software to produce music together with your loved ones. The free music-making software can be used to produce any music you want to hear. Your kids can get a lot of excitement from using the software and they could start developing interests in playing the original musical instruments themselves.
You can do a family karaoke
Karaoke can be a true learning experience for you and your family, especially the kids. This singing activity is some interactive entertainment that is usually offered in clubs or bars but you can take the fun home. You can choose songs that you want to do and get the instrumental version from the internet.
You can turn this learning activity into a physical one, by getting your kids to move around the house and get practical. Ask them for help to create a stage by arranging a section of the house. You can find together all that you will need to set up an indoor stage. After this part is finished, you can move on to the next stage, the actual karaoke part.
Everyone can choose their own songs and you get on stage to perform yours when it is your turn. There will be mistakes, especially from the parents. The kids get to know that mummy and daddy can make mistakes too and it sure brings lots of fun with it. The children also learn to kill off-stage frights by learning to perform on their homemade stage.
Sing them to sleep
Parents everywhere would agree that getting their children to sleep is not an easy task. Children always refuse to go to their bedrooms and ask to stay some more. Avoid television before sleep, it will be difficult to get them to bed or they might even get nightmares. The best idea would be to think of some fun activities that will tire them out. Such an activity could be a dancing session to their favorite song, and even learning the steps to some dance. You can watch videos for that or be the teacher yourself. This will not only be a great way to get physical but also artistic. After such a well-spent time, children will be eager to go to bed and listen to bedtime stories without any complaints.
Apart from listening to bedtime stories, some kids love to hear their parents sing them to sleep. It creates a special type of bonding. It is like making sure to go with the memory of your parents’ voices to dreamland. All those actions towards the kids might seem little to us but they mean a great deal to them. Sometimes they can keep singing along with you till they sleep off and if you are watching them as they sleep off, you will find the process very emotional and cute. Some kids always look forward to bedtime because of this beautiful experience. Research shows that kids are more likely to sleep deeply and restfully if you sing them lullabies. So, if you have not been doing this with your very young kids, you can start today.
Take music lessons with them
Another fun way to bond with your kids is by organizing singing classes or voice lessons with them. You can also take some classes on learning to play some musical instruments. The classes can be far away, however, don’t be discouraged by that. You can use this time for taking walks together with your children as a way to stay fit and healthy.
Or there is also the easy way. There are so many online classes these days. You can register and start learning with your kids. Most of the world-renowned singers confessed to having started singing when they were kids. Some of them even affirmed that their parents either helped them with training their voices or registered them in some musical instruments training school.
Outdoor activities with music
There are many creative outdoor activities where you can listen to music and bond with your kids, such as going camping in the mountains and creating an adventure storyline with them while you’re there while some background music plays. This will be good not only for their physical health but it will also develop their imaginations and have lots of fun. You can also get some chopper bikes for your kids and go on rides together to improve their motor skills as well while some music plays on their earphones, just make sure that they’re safe.
There are a number of activities that families can indulge in for fun and bonding purposes. Partaking in musical activities is one important item on that list. When you partake in this type of activity with your kids, they will become closer to you and have the feeling that they can always share anything with you. Bonding with musical activities is hardly easily broken. If you are a parent, you should consider starting some fun musical activities with your kids soon.