How can I support my child with music
- Play music in the house, in the car, play music everywhere!! Listening to music is a fantastic way of encouraging listening skills. Ask your child to explore music and describe what they hear. Ask them which songs they like best and why.
- Listen to different types of music – classical, pop, jazz – talk to your child about the difference in the types of music.
- Make your own music! You don’t have to be able to play a musical instrument, use whatever is to hand, beat spoons together, encourage your child to make a musical instrument out of recycled materials and make music with this.
- Get moving to music – get dancing in the house!! Encourage your child to move to the rhythm of the music they can hear. Play rhythm games with your child – clap a simple beat – can they copy the beat back to you by clapping too?
A good website for enjoying musical activities is
There are lots of others on youtube to explore too.