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Eva Paris @paris_eva

As we told you when celebrating the International Day of Music, we continue to give ideas to enjoy music with the children of the house, in this case focusing on the different activities with music appropriate to children of each age .

It is always pleasant and stimulating to listen to music, and that at any age. But the activities with music that can be used to favor the brain development of the child, will depend on the stage of maturation in which he is. That is why there is a series of musical skills that are acquired according to the age of the baby or child.

In addition, there are certain musical themes that can fit perfectly with your age, although you always have to leave room for your own tastes, ours, and yours as they manifest them.

From newborn to two months

Activities : lullabies, sung preferably by parents, and recorded music attending to the musical elements in accordance with the listening and maturational development of these ages, such as short-duration musical themes, slow tempo and preferably instrumental music.

Examples for this age are:

  • Mendelssohn: "The Dream of a Summer Night": Dance of the Clowns
  • Mozart "Contradanza KV 535. La Batalle"
  • Haydn "Symphony No. 101, The Clock" Andante.
  • Boccherini "Minuetto of the string quintet"
  • Beethoven "Septimino", op. 20 minuetto tempo
  • Brahms "Song of the Crib"

It is advisable that the sung voice of the parents take into account musical elements such as intensity (volume) and timbre (voice of the mother or father), and observe the changes that occur in the baby when modifying the intensity of the voice by addressing him, finding the right point.

Activities with music for babies from two to four months

The baby interacts with music, reacts bodily to sound stimuli, imitates and explores. Four-month-old babies are interested in an ever wider world. Interact with your body, respond to rhythmic patterns.

Activities : presentation of a musical object, since the baby can at this age follow him with his gaze, while the adult percuses a rhythm by singing a simple children's song, such as: "under a button", "little bell of the place", "Cinco lobitos" or any other song of their culture.

We can also use a music CD, and follow a rhythm with a small percussion instrument (rattle, maraca, tambourine


) pausing in order to capture his attention.

Four to six months

Children of this age explore their bodies, discover and intentionally look at their hands, vocalize, babble. After five months, with the development of fine motor skills, they throw their hands at objects to pick things up. When interacting with the environment, in this case sonorous and musical, the psychomotor development of the baby is favored

Activities : the songs that maintain the attention on the corporal segments, like the songs with gestures are adequate. You have to take into account the response time of the baby's action. Music offers you the vehicle to understand what the world and adults present to your eyes and senses, as the baby will learn from the gestures and movements of the model that the adult presents.

From six months to a year

In this stage increases mobility and exploration of the world. The outsourcing of the movement begins, incorporating the use of the object. They can follow the rhythm of a song with body movements. Children at these ages begin to make spontaneous songs and imitate sound rhythmic patterns.

Activities : musical games with small percussion instruments, such as drums and xylophones, because at this age they can play an instrument with both hands using sticks.

Also the games of movement in the arms of the adult or seated, ("sawdust will saw", "the horse walks forwards" ...), provide the child with stimulation at several levels such as the fact of listening to a song and having a movement body according to the rhythm of this one.

Listening and making music at these ages is always fun. We hope that this proposal of activities with music for babies will encourage you to continue benefiting from family music.

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