Guest Post – 6 Reasons to Buy an Instrument for Your Toddler

Toddlers are easily
attracted to things that make a sound. It comes as no surprise that they enjoy
musical instruments. Whereas you as a parent will probably shudder at the
thought of equipping your little one with a drum set (for obvious reasons), but there is actually a good reason to do so. Here are a few benefits.

  1. It can teach your
    kids discipline –  Learning an
    instrument is not an easy task. As any other skill you want to acquire in life,
    it requires patience and persistence. Unless you are devoted to it, you won’t
    be able to master it. Likewise, your children will learn to be patient and
    disciplined. They will understand that if they don’t spend time practicing,
    they won’t be able to learn the instrument. If they want to succeed, they will
    have to dedicate some time to it.
  2. Your children will
    build confidence –  No matter how
    advanced they are, they will be proud of their progress. Even if they are not
    extremely successful at learning the instrument, your kids will build
    confidence. Mastering a new skill is always an opportunity to learn new things,
    no matter how old you are.
  3. This is a great
    opportunity for your children to make new friends – Children are exposed to instruments in Preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary school. Many move on to play a musical instrument in high school. When they grow up, they can join music clubs and meet other people with common interests. There are a few things that can
    bring people together and music is among them. Your children will be able to
    build social skills. Children want to communicate with their peers too. Consider inviting other parents
    with their kids so that they can show off their
    skills and socialize.
  4. Music is a
    stress-reliever – Unless you listen to
    gloomy songs, music can lift your spirits and relieve stress. The same thing
    will happen to your kids. Don’t disregard your children’s dramas. Anyone at any
    age has problems. No matter how inconspicuous your kid’s problems might seem to
    you, to them they are pretty stressful. Children have many fears. Learning an
    instrument can take their mind off the drama. Before they start worrying about
    bad grades and problems with peers they will learn that there are many great
    ways to shake stress away and music is one of them. If you are lucky enough,
    they will choose to play the piano or the guitar over the drums.
  5. Here are a few to consider buying –   A pair of rhythm sticks, maracas and classic xylophone seem
    very appropriate for your toddler. There is even a complete band available if
    you want to buy your small one more than one instrument.
  6. Music is great. It is
    food for the soul –  There are no
    disadvantages of good music. It has a whole host of beneficial effects on
    living creatures. For example, in human beings, it is shown that relaxing music
    can lower blood pressure and is good for the heart. Music can make you dance.
    Everybody enjoys music. No doubt your small one will too.
toddlers have short attention spans. They may get bored quickly, but is wise to encourage your children to take up a hobby. This will help them discover what they like doing and what they don’t. Nobody knows if they
will enjoy a particular activity unless they give it a try. Someday your kids will thank you.

Patricia loves to play along with small children. She has two beautiful nieces
who teach her new things every day. She is keen on topics related to DIY, home
improvement and sustainable living.  Patricia is co-owner of HomeCleaing Chiswick

Baby Jamz Review

This old man, he played one he played knick-knack on my thumb, With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home. You know the words to the song, but I bet you’ve never heard them with the rhythm and rhyme that Baby Jamz use. These babies get their groove on, holler.
After checking out this CD, I purchased it for my grandson. Baby Jamz is a creation of Solange Knowles and her father Matthew Knowles. In case you don’t know, Solange is Beyonce Knowles little sister. She has an adorable little boy named Julez, so she decided to take her talents in the baby/toddler direction. She created a Hip Hop CD of nursery rhymes, which engages babies and toddlers. My grandson loves it. I’ll be purchasing Volume II to place in his Easter basket. Now I’m not a fan of Hip Hop, but this CD has flavor. I found myself dancing to This Old Man along with my grandson, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Baby Jamz features 4 friends, Julez, Simon, Carlos, and the gorgeous Jasmine. They are so cute. They can be found on a variety of Baby Jamz products, including a Dance Mat, Master Mix Chair, and their CDs to name a few. I love the CD. It includes Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, The Wheels on the Bus, Hush Little Baby, and Old McDonald’s among others. At 18 months, my grandson listens to the entire CD.
Check out Baby Jamz and tell us which products you like, and your favorite Baby Jamz friend. We would love to know your opinion on these great products.