You’ve probably heard the saying, “Music is a Universal Language”. While not exactly true (Indian classical music’s rhythm system, tala, is conceptually very different than Western classical music’s rhythm system, meter, for example), this common saying leads to a very important point: in many ways, music is like a language.
Researchers have found that kids learn music a lot like they learn a language. Just like talking and reading to your child provides the phonation and inflection patterns they need for speech, singing and playing music for your child provides the pitch, rhythm and expression patterns they need to make music. Amazing, isn’t it?
Enough talk, let’s get to fun music stuff you can do with your kid!