You always want to gift your kids the best; something enjoyable, meaningful and useful. That special spot you have for the loving baby of yours is unmatchable. Sometimes you could get a little confused or perplexed about what to give to that special person in your life. Try gifting him or her with music! Music is a universal language and it can bring peace and harmony to one’s life. It can be a solace to someone’s life and early exposure to music can result in a compassionate adult.
How Can You Gift “Music”?
Of course, apart from giving a guitar or drum kits for his or her birthday, there are many other things you can do as a parent. Think of your childhood, did you grow up with music? Did your parents play music at home? During a very early age, buying a small instrument can induce their affinity for music. Further to that, when they are growing up and are at an age that they can understand lessons, you can enroll them in a music class.
That, however, has to be according to what they like. If they want to learn to play an instrument, sing or compose music. It can even be their goal to become a dancer. Rhythm is definitely needed for all of these professions and music is the basis for it all. Once they are getting older, take care as to expose them slowly to the area; you can talk to a teacher or professionals to get more advice in this regard.
Professions Vs. Pastime
Some parents make the mistake of assuming that if you spend money to take lessons, it should be returned in some way. So, if your kids go to a music class, they should either make it their profession or perform somewhere and earn from it. But music is another form of art, to be enjoyed as part of life rather than associating with earning money from it.
Research has shown that people who don’t have an aesthetic side to their lives, are the ones easily disturbed and more inclined to engage in criminal like activities. A subject such as music or dancing can bridge that gap between the human and nature, show the pathway to be taken by a successful person rather than a machine or robot-like personas we see these days. Even the current pandemic has shown us that, ultimately it is the nature that wins no matter what sort of things you innovate in science.
On A Lighter Note…
On a much lighter but not unimportant note, there are many advantages of presenting an instrument to a kid at their birthday or at Christmas. He or she will feel the care and love you have for them and you can make them care for the instrument similarly.
This will be a valuable lesson on how to take care of something and responsibility. It can also bring in more “family” time, instill bonding to all members giving them together time with an evening of music once in a while. Even youngsters need an outlet for their frustrations, so the music can act as that, too.
Gifting music, in any way possible, is a lasting gift physically as well as psychologically. It will undeniably bring a smile to your kid’s face and love to their hearts.