This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine. I grew up listening to all sorts of music genres: rock and roll, pop, country, etc. My mom was a singer back in the 40’s and she was always listening to music. As a matter of fact, mom played music until my dad got home from work in the evening. My ears were always willing to listen to anything with a great beat, a memorable melody and good lyrics.
How To Introduce Your Kids To Music
When I became a mom, I wanted my kids to listen to music as often as possible. I wanted them to listen to anything from Beethoven to Louis Armstrong to The Beatles. From the moment I brought them home from the hospital, I had music playing in the house. Much like my childhood home, I played music for my kids all the time. If you want your children to reap the benefits of listening to music, here are some easy tips:
- Toddlers: For children in this age group, teach them songs like “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “The Wheels on the Bus” and “I’m a Little Teapot.” These songs encourage children to clap, march, rock and all around move to the beat!
- Pre-Schoolers: At this age, your children are well on their way to developing their fine motor skills. This is the perfect time to introduce them to playing simple instruments. They can play with a recorder, a triangle, or a tambourine. Heck! Get out those pots and pans and some wooden spoons. Your child will have a blast with whatever you supply them to get their creative juices flowing.
- Elementary School Age: At this age, your child can begin to learn to play a real musical instrument or learn to sing. Encourage them to join their school’s music program. If none is available, being the lessons to your home. Hire a music teacher, tutor or even a college student majoring in music. My daughter was in chorus in first grade and began to play the violin by the time she was 7 or 8.
- All Ages: From the time my kids were small, I would let them watch educational programs on television or on tape. Any program I could find that combined music and learning, I was more than happy to tune in.
Classic Tunes For Your Kids!
40% of families say they watch television together. The big reason? The memories they make as their watch together. When I was a kid, my sister and I had a standing date with my dad to watch cartoons on Saturday morning. When I think of my dad, that is one of my fondest memories of him. I love that music and television can bring a family together. I am excited to announce a new show on Netflix that has reinvented the music from one of my favorite bands.
Beat Bugs: Now On Netflix!
Are you ready to introduce your children to tunes made popular by The Beatles?! Beat Bugs is Netflix’s newest series. It stars five upbeat and talented bug-like creatures. The kid-friendly, Beat Bugs’ story lines “come together” (Did you catch that one?!) Your toddler will be moving and grooving to songs like “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “All You Need is Love.” Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Sia and Eddie Vedder (to name a few) sing these classic Beatles songs.
Not convinced at how adorable these little buggers are? Check out this trailer!
You surely won’t want to miss any episodes of Beat Bugs. Stream it on Netflix and your entire family will be in for a musical treat! You can stream Netflix from your mobile device, computer, TV or gaming system for less than $15 a month! You can also sign up for their DVD plan if you prefer watching it that way. Either way, you are getting what you want to watch, right at your fingertips! Another favorite show in our home is Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Read my post, Fun History Facts My Kids Learned Watching Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Be sure to follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
What favorite Beatles song are you most excited to see the Beat Bugs sing?
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