It is incredibly powerful to use a style of music that connects with the artist, whether you or your child. Classical music like string quartets may soothe and inspire some, but it may be annoying to some one else. Try out a variety of styles, such as jazz piano, or guitar folk music, or even sweeping thematic music from a movie. Will your child be inspired by music from the Titanic or Star Wars?
Children a bit older might like to learn to use oil pastels – they are similar to crayons, but have a texture that allows the color to be smeared – use the finger to drag the color around on the page.
And if they want to use a little of this and a little of that – how wonderful – a multi-media collage.
Whether or not you attend Kindermusik, you may want to substitute “MUSIC” for Kindermusik, and talk about what your families loves about music, What is your child’s favorite song to sing? What is your child most likely to do with fun music starts in the background? What recording or song is most likely to get your child moving and dancing? Add these comments to the page, and keep it as a keepsake of your child’s musical interests at this moment.
Most families attending Kindermusik have or will get to choose one in class, but I certainly know how the need to print another can be helpful ! We do have children after all, they may have torn one up, or they may want to color more than one.