Use Music To Connect With Kids –
Do you have a difficult time relating to kids. One of the simplest and quickest ways to connect with kids is to sing with them. This may sound over simplified on the surface, but what I mean is to sing with them on their level. And this means keeping it fun. You can even sing grown-up songs, but if you sing them from a kid’s view and keep it funny and fun, you’ll have a tuned-in audience.
It’s so cool when this happens. You can almost feel their eyes hooking onto your facial expressions…and their ears latching onto the funny words and sounds.
For some reason kids love it when you poke fun at yourself.
Or sing about things like falling off a building or into mud. They get a big kick out of adult slapstick humor. Don’t ask me why. I’m a grownup. I just know these things work. Because I’ve done ‘em over and over with success just about every time.
There’s also another great way to connect with kids using music. For new parents or grandparents this may be the most enjoyable way of all. Sing lullabies. Yep, this is a time-tested method for calming kids down and putting them to sleep. And I’m sure you’ve never felt anything as nice as a little kid falling asleep in your arms. Don’t worry about whether you’re a good singer. Your kid will love the sound of your voice. They’ve been listening to it since before they were born. It’s a comfort to them. Put their ear near your heart and start singing a song to the rhythm of a heartbeat. Bingo! You’ve got a sleeper.
I’m sure you’ve heard music is the international language. That’s so true, and it’s also the ultimate language to connect kids and adults. So use it every chance you get. Are you ready to sing?
You can thank me later. 🙂
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