Play and Creativity Using Music: Sing

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.   


Children love to sing and they love to hear their parents sing.  Sing while feeding, bathing, changing your child, or even running errands. While these moments can be stressful for adults and children alike, adding song to the experience creates a sense of ease and relaxation.   

Repeat favorite songs and create new ways to sing them.  Repetition in songs develops self-esteem, literacy, and recognition of patterns. 

Play and Creativity Using Music Series

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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