With days that tend to blur together and a lack of the usual summer activities, it is understandable that some kids are getting a bit bored with the typical routine. One great way to keep kids engaged and excited this summer is through music. Whether your kiddo wants to play like Hendrix, sing like Adele, or get creative and make their own instruments, here are some fantastic resources to get them started!
Does your child love trying new crafts? Musical instrument crafts are perfect for kids of any age. Planning Playtime has ten colorful and easy crafts including popsicle stick harmonicas, rainbow musical shakers, and coffee can drums that are sure to keep kids entertained!
Learning an Instrument
From increased self-expression to improved memory and attention, learning a musical instrument can be beneficial for any child. If your kid wants to rock like Zeppelin, check out remote lessons from School of Rock. Other great sites for online lessons include Practicing Musician which offers lessons for 14 different instruments and Care2Rock.
Have you noticed that your kid absolutely adores singing along to Disney movies or songs on the radio? Vocal lessons are a great way to cultivate your child’s love of singing. Young Singers Academy builds on that love of singing and helps your child to grow their abilities and confidence.
One great thing about music is that it’s loved and created in cultures all around the world. This summer there are lots of options to expand your child’s musical horizon.
Carnegie Hall is helping kids in grades K-2 to connect with diverse musical communities through its Musical Explorers program. Check out their 5 different programs which each focus on 3 different genres of music.
New York City’s world-renowned Met Opera is offering a free, 8 week summer camp designed to help kids between grades 3-12 explore their love of music through opera. There’s no required attendance, so your kids have lots of flexibility to join anytime and engage with operas that interest them.
Don’t know where to start? Check out Make Some Music in the Luv Your Life app!