Parents who are worried that their child may be tone deaf should try improvement measures to correct the problem. Children are not born tone deaf and whether they can sing in pitch or not is greatly influenced by the type of musical environment they are exposed to.
In this article we will introduce some tips for currently a child’s tone deafness so that they can sing in pitch.
The best way to improve your child’s tone deafness is to exposed them to a lot of music. This can be done by creating an environment where children can experience music from a young age. Although children can be exposed to music at home, attending music classes are also a good way to improve not only their musical skills but also their social skills.
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We often see children singing and enjoying songs on TV and in educational materials. Although it is fun to see children sing along with the music, when listening carefully, sometimes parents worry whether their child is on pitch or even whether he/she is tone deaf.
There are actual a few types of tone deafness in children. In this article we will share the reasons and types of tone deafness so that parents can help correct their child’s tone deafness.
There are various kinds and causes of tone deafness. Exposing your child to music and singing will help improve tone deafness.
It is recommended that worried parents create an environment where your child can actively experience music. Attending Mommy & Me or toddler music classes where they can enjoy singing and rhythmic activities with friends is a great way to encourage an interest in music.
It is recommended to incorporate paper cutting in addition to drawing and origami activities to stimulate your child’s brain and fine motor skills. Many people think paper cutting is a difficult task for young child but there are plenty of cutting activities even younger children can enjoy.
In this article, we will introduce some simple paper cutting activities that you can enjoy at home with your child.
Paper cutting activities encourage creativity, concentration and even hand dexterity and can be done easily with some paper and a pair of scissors.
It is also recommended to attend art classes with your child so he/she can explore other types of art as well and improve his/her fine motor skills with other children. The art classes with expand his/her interest in art and creativity.
The Netherlands was ranked as the number one country in the “UNICEF 2013 Children’s Happiness Report Survey”. Why are Dutch children said to be happy?
There are many schools in the Netherlands that promote learning based on the “Jena Plan of Education.” The “Jena Plan of Education” emphasizes respect for one’s own values and encourages children to learn in their own way.
In this article, we will introduce popular games among Dutch children.
Children in the Netherlands love physical activity. The “Jena Plan of Education” enables them to enjoy physical play freely.
Attending infant classes with your little one will enable him/her to learn a foreign language in a play-based environment. Learning with peers will help them gain the social skills they need for the future.
Having patience is an indispensable quality to succeed in school and society. However, because of the declining birthrate, it is harder for children to develop patience nowadays. This is because with fewer competitors, children often get what they want quickly and are less likely to be scolded. On the other hand, patience is not something that can be acquired naturally, but instead depends greatly on how children are raised.
In this article, we will cover how parents can help their children develop patience.
For small children, it is a good idea to let them practice showing patience one out of three times before giving them what they want. Then when they show patience it is important for parents/adults to praise them for their efforts.
It is hard for children to understand the concept of patience immediately and even more difficult for them to practice patience right away. At the beginning, instead of scolding them and telling them to “be patient”, it is suggested that parents explain the importance of patience, how it is beneficial to have patience and what we can do if we don’t have patience. It is said that children really understand what patience is when they learn what happens when they are patient, such as getting a sweet after being patient.
Walking a far distance to a cake shop or toy shop is a great way to help build patience in your child. Your child will be motivated to try his/her hardest so he/she can receive the reward at the end.
Children realize the benefits of having patience when they are on their own in the world. It is hard for children to learn how to be patient naturally. Therefore, it is recommended to attend infant classes with your child so he/she can practice patience in a group setting.