From the time your child was an adorable little baby, he’s been exploring and analyzing the world around him. Whether it was by putting anything and everything in his mouth, or carefully holding and examining a toy, or even by yanking the dog’s tail, your child is wired to examine and experience everything in sight. Your curious little one can fulfill his need to explore during each instrument play-along as he also learns how to be inquisitive and creative.
Each time the teacher brings out a new set of instruments, your child’s curiosity will certainly be piqued! As she discovers the fascinating and diverse sounds of the instruments in class, she’ll likely be eager to play them all! From the clanging of the bells, to the thump-thump of the drums, and the clip-clap of the clackers, your child will be learning to distinguish the timbres of each unique instrument. Your inquisitive little one might even discover ways to manipulate the instruments’ sounds and learn more about how each sound is made.
Not only will exploring the instruments teach your child to be inquisitive, but the instrument play-alongs in Kindermusik class will also likely inspire his or her imagination and creativity. The teacher might begin a play-along by giving the class various ideas of ways to play the instruments. As your child copies the ideas of the teacher and nearby friends, he’ll be happily exploring the wonder of each instrument and inspired to come up with his own ideas! With the turning, tapping, rolling, rubbing, and shaking of your child’s instruments, he’ll be discovering the limitless variations of both the instruments’ sounds and movements!
In the parent-child Kindermusik classes in the early years, you are there to support and nurture your child’s creativity by modeling, copying, and even suggesting new ideas to try when exploring instruments. We call this technique scaffolding, but it’s something that most parents do very naturally and instinctively. But the more intentional you are to scaffold, the better you will foster your child’s curiosity, musicality, and cognitive development.
Through inspiring your little one’s creativity and inquisitive nature, we’re glad to partner with you and support you as your sweet little one grows and learns with music.