Four Examples of Kid-Friendly Music Apps Amidst the Corona virus pandemic (And Links So You Can Share Them)
Practice! If you wish your preschoolers would do some piano playing at home between lessons, you may assign them homework. You may have even asked their parents to help.
But these extreme times are causing extreme stress and disrupting the best-laid plans and parenting! Many kids are overwhelmed by new expectations and more lessons at home than ever. And they feel the worries of their parents. They're crying, claiming not to be able to do things they were able to do before, and generally behaving out of anxiety and stress. And it's killing the motivation to practice piano.
To add to that, parents are distracted by having to work from home, or having to look for new work if they lost jobs because of Covid-19 related restrictions. So they aren’t thinking to remind their kids to go to the piano very often or spend time with them at the piano. Even if you have encouraged them to manage their time, put practice on their calendars - they may be falling away from it given these extraordinary distractions.
If you feel practice is truly a lost cause but you still want your students to get musical engagement, here's a workaround.
One of the ways they can keep learning without adding stress is digital games!
So I'm sharing four (4) music apps young kids love. You can be a hero to your students by sharing them. They've been designed for age 3 to 6.
1) Music4Kids - Learn and Compose Music Through Play
2) Kids Music Piano
3) Waay: Learn music theory
4) Flashnote Derby
Please enjoy, and comment below with how they respond?
Hi! I'm Ekanem Ebinne. I've been teaching school and studio music for kids for fifteen years. I love how preschool kids immediately focus on music and stay engaged longer when I use movement and development insights from Gordon Music Learning Theory. And I love hearing from teachers who took my training and found the same success with their own students. Join us on Facebook, take the free Five Day Studio De-stress Challenge, and subscribe to our mailing list to get new blog posts as soon as they're up.