It is important to start teaching your kids how to sing from an early age because it helps them develop their ears, vocals, and cognitive abilities. However, with the age comes the challenge of keeping them focused on the task. What’s more, the latest innovations in distractions and entertainment make attention span not only a challenge, but an inherent problem to keep our kids engaged for extended periods of time.
No matter the daily distractions though, we can keep our kids focused on their singing lessons by inspiring them and engaging them in the appropriate order. To help with this, We’ve put together 3 best ways you can keep your kids focused on singing lessons for long term benefits.
1. Class Settings & amp; Environment:
- It is crucial you set up a nurturing and fun environment for the kids to enjoy their lessons.
Whether they’re taking online lessons or going to classes in person, we have to make sure they enjoy the
setting and are comfortable in it.
- Just like an adult, kids tend to enjoy social settings and friendly competition with other kids. You can
use this to level up your practice and to keep your kids engaged in their lessons. If they have a best friend or even a rival in class, that will drive them to go to class, practice more in-between sessions, and motivate them to keep up the routine with a healthy dose of camaraderie and competition. Even if you have to set up and run your own “class” with 3-6 friends, a little bit of social accountability goes a long way.
2. Practical Weekly Goals:
- A lot of times it’s the adult who gets burned out due to no improvement or lack of interest from the kids.
This negative energy drips down to the kids and classes turn sour. To avoid this, set up weekly goals that are simple yet attainable. For example, they could train only for 20 minutes a day for 4 days a week.
- Add a musical instrument into the practice just to keep the sessions refresh and fun.
- After each successful class, you can reward them with tokens or coupons that they can redeem for other
3. Document You Progress:
- This is one of the most crucial steps in long term improvement. Family things come along and we
completely forget about long term goals and results. Next thing you know… all that momentum that was
built up is lost. To avoid that, document the progress by making videos and most importantly sharing those videos with you family and friends! Nothing motivates the kids and the parents more than your audience pointing out your huge improvement or the milestones you’ve accomplished.
- Getting feedback from your loved ones and friends curates the young minds to get used to the bigger
stage and expectations of singing in front of the audience.
- Make a family trip out to live concerts and plays. This not only boosts their musical interest but it can also serve as a fun family time filled with music and sing along activites.