Summer is here! Kids are out of school and excited about activities and spending time with their friends. For the socially enhanced child who blossomed into a social butterfly the thought of long summer days brings excitement and great anticipation. However, for the socially awkward or overtly shy child who is more comfortable in a cocoon the angst of summer brings anxiety and may even highlight the void of their inability to relate to their peers. Relate-ability amongst peer groups is critical. A sense of acceptance is also vital to children. Since summer is celebrated as a time of and breaking from the day to day grind..music is a great tool for finding a child’s inner passion and building confidence.
Many parents believe that thrusting their child into yet another group situation is the best method. There are countless stories of parents who sign their child up for camp only to receive letters and phone calls from a child who is just not having the time of their life because they are not making friends. How about attempting to build your child’s confidence and relate-ability through music. Introducing them to a solitary activity first may be a great idea. It occupies their time, they are encouraged and renewed through self exploration and challenged by reaching new melodic highs. A new rhythmic beat may help your child shake their shyness. Of course they may not become Duke Ellington or Mozart by the end of summer, but they will have learned a great lesson of orchestrating their creativity, develop confidence and how to maneuver different chords which is symbolic of life’s challenges.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could take every high and low note thrown our way and turn it into symphony? Exposure to music is melodic therapy to the soul and teaches a child to be in tune with their own uniqueness and prepares them to walk in harmony with others on their life’s journey. This new found confidence prepares a child to build new talents and desire to share them with others, increasing their social engagement.
They become the center stage to a welcoming audience of peers. Uncle Devin uses this platform of building confidence and seeking self awareness by making an introduction to percussion instruments and beats. This approach engages and enhances a child’s music experience. Whether it is a music and arts camp or simply getting your child involved with a new musical instrument, help your child Simply Understand Melodic Music to Enrich their Relate-ability this summer.