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cyder_drinker what is best instrument for babies ? (46) RE: what is best instrument for babies ? 21 Mar 06

And I was thinkin' the suzuki method was all about learnin' to ride motorbikes.

Kids, until they learn the necessary motor skills, are just happy to do anything that makes a noise. That's part of the learning motor skills process.

Get 'em singing - they love it. Don't force Bob Dylan or whatever down their necks, though - simple, repetitive, drive-you-up-the-wall tunes are the ones they love (well, mine do).

Once they've got control of their feet, get 'em dancing - that improves motor skills, and also instils a sense of rhythm. Without a sense of rhythm, they'll never play music.

When mine ask for an instrument, they'll get one - but they're having too much fun singing and dancing at the moment, which gives me a chance to save up for the instruments :-)

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