Play and Creativity Using Music: Explore New Music

How can music activities at home encourage play and creativity in children?  

Play is one of the most important parts of early childhood.  When a child is engaging in play they are building their brains to develop skills in math, reading, and social skills.  Trial and error discoveries in play are what lead to imagination and creativity.  There are many ways that parents can promote play and creativity through music at home.   

Explore New Music

Children love to dance and move to the beat. Create a child-appropriate playlist that displays a wide range of musical genres.  Your playlist could include jazz, classical, pop, bluegrass, soul, country, or hip-hop. 

Dance with your child.  Ask them, “How does this music make you feel or want to move?”.   

Two adults and two kids dancing at home

Play and Creativity Using Music Series
Sing
What Can Become an Instrument
Musical Games/Creativity Play

Additional Resource for how MacPhail Center for Music promotes creativity in their classrooms 
MacPhail Spotify Playlist

Resources for Information on Play 
Playing with Music at Home
Play in Early Childhood: The Role of Play in Any Setting
Center for Inclusive Child Care

Published on Date: Mar 30, 2021
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