Musical development of children: how and why to introduce a child to music

Musical development of children: how and why to introduce a child to music - Psychology, Education, Interesting

Mozart said, "Music is the silence that lives between sounds." She is everywhere and in everything. It is impossible to live a life and not form your own musical preferences. They will arise by themselves. But you can influence this process and make your child's musical preferences become a powerful factor in his development. How to do this — read below. Why does a child need music

A trick question, because, first of all, music brings pleasure.

But do not miss its developing aspect, as well as its beneficial effect on the body. 

Sounds surround a person constantly, even at night with the windows tightly closed. But if household sounds and street noise are something chaotic, then a melody is an ordered sequence of sounds to which not only the ear, but also the brain and the whole human body react sensitively. 

How music affects a child:enriches the emotional sphere;

  • it has a positive effect on intellectual abilities;
  • stimulates creativity;
  • develops memory (simplifies the learning process);
  • develops spatial intelligence — perception of the visual world;
  • improves mathematical abilities;
  • helps in mastering the speech apparatus through training the ability to decode auditory data;
  • rhythmic motifs accelerate the heartbeat, there is a surge of activity;
  • slow compositions soothe, help to fall asleep.

In addition, it is worth mentioning the healing effects of music on the body. It can reduce pressure, relieve pain by producing natural relaxants (endorphins) by the brain, and also strengthen the immune system.Do you want to know about your child's true and most important needs? Then register - at Dmitry Karpachev's transplant-free online master class "What every parent should know". Early musical development

Music for children

Scientists have proved that listening to classical music by a pregnant woman has a positive effect on the physical and mental development of the child. 

The experiment was carried out in the late stages of pregnancy — at the 9th month. During this time, the women listened to more than 70 hours of classical music. By the age of six months, their babies showed a significant advance of their peers in terms of the development of motor, language and intellectual skills. 

Musical stimulation helps to lay new neural connections in the fetal body, which will later become the basis for faster development of the child. The more such connections, the better the baby's nervous system will function.

Thus, early musical development is one of the effective ways to improve the functioning of the brain and nervous system of a child even before his birth. 

Tips for expectant mothers:listen to your favorite songs as often as possible.

  • The genre is not fundamental, but it is better if it is calm, beautiful music;
  • sing lullabies to the baby in the tummy. He perfectly hears your voice, reacts to the emotional state;
  • during the rest, turn on the recording of the sounds of nature, the sea;
  • from the classics, give preference to the music of such composers: Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninoff.

How to arouse a child's interest in musicInterest in music is fostered through the development of musical hearing, receptivity, the ability to understand musical works and understand their content.

To do this, it is necessary to introduce children to various musical styles, elementary concepts and terms from the world of music, to teach several types of musical activity.

It is best to start with the formation of musical taste — a list of preferences of the child. He composes it himself, but on the basis of the impressions received from listening to those works that his parents will offer him. It is important to understand here that the musical taste of the child will correspond to the music that he hears at home, in the car, on TV. And the role of content moderator in this case is performed by you.

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Musical educational classes


Any development should be comprehensive, and introducing a child to the world of music is no exception.


Pay attention to the two most important components of musicality — musical ear and emotional responsiveness. They develop them through consistent and regular classes, which include different types of musical activities:Listening to melodies.

  1. It is not necessary to reduce these classes to passive listening. Your task is to teach the child to determine the genre (classical, jazz, folk, pop, country, etc.) and the tempo (mobile, lively, moderate, etc.) of music, its emotional color, character (major, minor).
  2. Dancing and rhythmics. These classes help in the development of coordination between nervous and muscular activity. Children master not only rhythmic movements to music, but also come up with their own dances, select the appropriate musical accompaniment, learn to "draw" the idea and mood of the melody with their dance.
  3. Musical and didactic games. Group classes support interest in the topic of music, stimulate creativity, develop resourcefulness, and improve mood. During the game, the child performs several different actions: listen to a piece of music, draw an illustration picture for it, describe the plot of the composition, etc.
  4. Playing instruments. Playing music develops hearing and fine motor skills, improves concentration, perseverance. The choice of instrument is left to the child — it is worth trying several types (keyboards, stringed plucked and bowed, percussion, wind, folk) and choose the one that you like. 
  5. Vocals. Singing not only determines the purity of musical hearing, but also forms this hearing as such. Vocal lessons can teach you to perceive sound tones by ear, even to a person who, as they say, has an elephant in his ear. It is useful as a group (with mom, the whole family), and individual singing, to the accompaniment or a cappella. 

Also read: Sensory development of childrenChoosing the right music

Music lessons for a child

The criteria for choosing music for regular listening by a child are determined by the musical experience of the family, the tastes of the child himself, as well as the goals of musical development.


For example, classical music forms aesthetic perception, folk music influences the general cultural level, modern music evokes an emotional response. Give preference to works with an ardent melody, memorable passages, colorful harmonization. 

From the classics, children usually like such works:"The Song of the Lark" by P. Tchaikovsky;

  • "The Seasons" by L.Vivaldi;
  • "Flight of the Bumblebee" by N. Rimsky-Korsakov;
  • "The Procession of Gnomes" by E. Grieg;
  • "The Royal Waltz" And. Strauss.

Folk motifs:songs of the peoples of the world;

  • carols and bounties;
  • lullabies;
  • folklore compositions in modern processing;
  • ballads and thoughts;
  • funny songs and ditties.

Modern music in different genres:dance;

  • for charging and outdoor games;
  • festive (New Year melodies, birthday songs);
  • rock compositions and rock operas;
  • blues and jazz improvisations.

Introduce your child to the magical music of original instruments: hang/glucophone, banjo, harmonica, etc. 

Where to find music and what to listen toThe abundance of music aggregators (Apple Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, Deezer, Yandex.Music) and a wide range of compositions in each of them gives an exhaustive answer to this question.

All you need is a smartphone with internet access. 

But do not expect too much from the regular speakers of this device. If you want a really high-quality and clean sound that will significantly improve the child's perception of the shades of music, use:

  • portable speakers (for small spaces);
  • a speaker system with a subwoofer;
  • noise canceling headphones (for travel and travel);
  • vinyl record player (for gourmets-music lovers).


The problem of musical education in the family is that parents often do not see practical benefits in these classes. We hope our article has convinced you otherwise. 

Introduce your child to the fascinating and magical world of music. This will give him not only a lot of positive emotions and useful experience, but also open up to you, parents, a huge educational potential. Go ahead! September 4, 2020 2022-11-27 2020-09-04 Rate the article on a 5-point scale Did you like the article?

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