"Under a button", "Pinocchio went fishing", "Mr. Cat was there" ... Does that sound familiar? The songs we teach our children today may be somewhat different from the ones we learned, but there is something that is undeniable and has not changed in all these years: the fundamental role that music plays in the development and learning of children. smallest of the house. Since they are practically babies, all parents strive to find ways for our children to develop their abilities , learn and, at the same time, have fun . And in this the music has no rival!
Benefits of musical games for children
It is proven that, until quite advanced ages, the use of musical games for children has extraordinary effects on them thanks to the benefits that music and dance provide :
- They contribute to the development of motor skills
- They help improve body and verbal expression
- They promote sociability
- Stimulate creativity and imagination
- Increase the ability to concentrate
- They help to identify and channel emotions
… And they are a source of fun!
For this reason, we have compiled some ideas for children's games with music , so that your children can try them out with their friends and have a great time.
Game ideas with music
A very simple and fun game. Get the kids to dance to the music, and when the music stops, everyone will have to stand still like statues. The challenge is to stand still while others try to make you laugh or tickle you!
A classic of musical games for children, for which you will have to place several chairs in a circle (a number less than the number of children there are). While the music is playing, everyone will be spinning and dancing around … But watch out! As soon as the music stops, they will have to rush to sit down to avoid running out of a chair !
The conductor of the orchestra
A child is separated from the group until he hears nothing. The rest form a circle and choose one of them, the conductor, who will begin to make music with his body (claps, whistles, hums… The limit is the imagination!) While the others imitate him . The challenge of the child who has been left out will be to guess who the conductor is.
Again we have to get in a circle, but this time we ask a child to make a sound. The next one has to repeat the previous sound and add a new one … and so on. The difficulty of the game is increasing because there will be more and more sounds to memorize!
Another classic but a lot of fun! We place the broomstick in a horizontal position and the children have to go under it to the rhythm of the music . The game becomes more difficult as the broomstick is lowered.
With these 5 ideas you are ready to start the fun and dancing. Lets the music sound!