Singing is sometimes known and regarded as an inborn talent, but others may prove otherwise. A singing voice can sometimes be learned and taught at a young age.
It is said that the younger your child learns how to sing, the more attuned they will be when it comes to singing and performance, much like how training kids sports at a young age could help them with the discipline much better.
So, if you’re looking for ways on how to encourage kids on learning how to sing, we’ve got this article written just for you.
Teaching Kids the Basics of Singing
Here are some basic steps on how to teach kids how to sing:
Use their favorite songs as a form of encouragement. Pick any kind of song that they usually like to hear. Whether it’s a nursery rhyme, a pop song, or any song that they hear and like (it can be as simple as “Baby Shark”), having them try to sing their favorite song can encourage them on singing and honing their voice.
When they are comfortable with their favorite song, you can try to get them to listen to different kinds of songs at a young age so that their taste in music would be variable. This can help them improve their style of singing so that they can do all kinds of dynamics and techniques when singing.
Sing with them as an example. Parents need to be the first example when it comes to getting your kids to learn to do anything. Even if you’re not that good with singing, just singing with your child encourages them to do the same thing, so if you can do it, then that means he/she can do it, too!
You can also encourage group singing with their siblings (if you have multiple kids) or with other family members so that they can get motivated into singing as well. You can do this during camping or even just at home.
Conduct tone shifting using fun games. When you’re trying to measure your child’s natural voice range, you can use fun games such as pointing upwards or downwards when you want your child to sing on a higher pitch or a lower pitch. You can even draw fun arrows to help encourage them. In this way, they won’t feel that singing is a serious thing.
Try using a kid’s microphone. You can also use a kids microphone to encourage your child to have a stage presence and with this tool, they can also be able to record their voice with it. In this way, they can become more comfortable with their voice and they can also monitor themselves if they did okay with their singing. Microphones can help with self-esteem when it comes to singing.
Tips on Improving Their Singing
Now that we’ve covered the basics, here are additional tips you can do to improve their singing:
Get help from a professional vocal coach. Make sure that the vocal coach is kind and kid-friendly so that your child won’t feel intimidated.
Have them join a choir. By singing alongside friends and classmates, they won’t feel too shy and it can also help hone their singing voice.
Associate music with things that your child is interested in. You can get your child to make up their simple songs or nursery rhymes so that they feel more enthusiastic about singing as a whole.
To wrap it up, singing is a great talent once honed. Even those who were in-born singers needed their talent to be honed at a young age. If you want your kids to learn to sing and they are a bit discouraged, we hope you try our tips and tricks mentioned above!
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This is a guest post by Sophia Nguyen.
Sophia Nguyen is the founder of “Healthy Baby Happy Earth” website. She is a blogger, and she loves writing about babies and helping the parents by providing only the most useful information. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram