Play and Creativity Using Music: What Can Become an Instrument

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.   

What Can Become an Instrument

Children love to make their own music.  There are musical instruments all around them.   

Kid playing with pots and pans

Play and Creativity Using Music Series
Sing
Explore New Music
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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