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Growing up I loved everything about music, I used to beg my parents for a Karaoke machine so I could sing my favorite songs along to the music. I am not even sure kids out there know what a karaoke machine is anymore…but I do know that there are still kids who love to sing, listen to, and play music. No matter how they like to express themselves musically we have the gift that will be sure to bring a smile to their face!
Here is a list of our top Musical gifts for Kids.
Gifts for the Singer:
Lyrics book – find the lyrics to help them perfect their favorite Disney song.
Microphone – let them belt it out.
Subscription to Amazon Music, no matter what genre they are into, with 60 million to choose from, they will be able to find a song they love! (click on the banner below to sign up)
Gifts for the Percussionist:
We know Drums may not be high on the list for parents but learning to keep the beat and developing a sense of rhythm is important to growing minds, and you can support this development with more than just a set of snare drums and cymbals.
Tambourine – better than a drum, they can carry it so you can send them outside to play it!
Bongos – Okay these are drums but a little more sedate than the traditional set.
Gifts for learning chords:
Chords are the building blocks of music and learning them can be difficult but it can also open up a world of music where children will learn how to play the mainstays of their favorite songs. Two instruments that are mostly chord based are the piano and the guitar. These two instruments also help with fine motor skills as kids strengthen their hands as they practice.
Piano/Keyboard – we recommend starting with a keyboard, it takes up less space and there are some great features that will entertain kids as well as enhance their musical repertoire.
Guitar – Kids have small hands so we recommend a kid sized guitar, but be picky as you find the right one for your child. I bought a very inexpensive guitar for my son one Christmas and we ended up not being able to keep it in tune for even one song because it was so cheaply made…lesson learned! Our recommendation below comes with a tuner which is also very good to have on hand!
Gifts for the beginner:
We all have to start somewhere, and I am sure a few of you out there are like me and started their musical journey at school on the Recorder learning hot-cross-buns! Get them one to play at home..
Recorder – Careful this one can be a little shrill at first!
Harmonica – Throwback to the cowboy days.
Musical Set for Toddlers – get them started early with shakers, a triangle, xylophone and more!
Ukulele – before they learn the chords on the guitar get them comfortable holding a string instrument and picking out a tune.
Extra musical resources:
Support all of their musical endeavors with some education, here are our favorite books on how to read music, and getting started with their instruments.
As a whole I feel like the arts take a back seat to traditional curriculum these days, that is why I feel it is important for parents to take the lead role in supporting our kids and ensuring they have a well rounded and delightful education, which, in my opinion, includes music.
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