Why You Should Start Playing “Grownup Music” to Your Child

Many parents tend to play their kids music that’s meant for, well, kids. While children’s songs are designed for little ones to want to play over and over (and over) again, it turns out that there are quite a few benefits to mixing up the playlist with some of your favorite music. Let’s look at the main ones.

Diverse Musical Taste

Exposing children to various musical genres from an early age helps them develop a more sophisticated musical taste as they grow older. Who knows? They might end up as that cool kid introducing their peers to Madonna, Pink Floyd, or Bob Marley.

Language Development

Did you know that listening to music with complex lyrics can aid in language development and vocabulary building? Children can learn new words and phrases from songs, which can enhance their verbal skills.

Emotional Expression

Grownup music often covers a wide range of emotions and themes, allowing children to explore and express their feelings. This exposure can help them understand and manage their emotions better.

Cultural Awareness

Exposure to different types of music can broaden a child’s cultural awareness and understanding of the world around them. They can learn about different musical traditions, histories, and cultures through the songs they listen to.

Encourages Creativity

Exposure to different types of music can inspire creativity in children. They may be more inclined to explore their musical interests, whether it’s through singing, dancing, or learning to play an instrument.

Finally, we should note that creating a balanced playlist is key. It’s essential to mix grownup music with age-appropriate content and make sure that the lyrics and themes are suitable for your child’s development stage.