Do you love singing? Are you the person people can hear several doors down serenading yourself in the shower? When you’re doing the housework do you have the radio playing full blast and find yourself singing along to all the latest hits? There are millions of people around the world who enjoy singing. Not everyone has the voice to take them to Broadway or the West End, but we love singing because it makes us happy.
A love of singing often starts very at a young age. Do you have a child that does nothing but sing, whether they’re in the car, on the way to bed, shopping, or walking to school? You might be wondering whether there’s anything you can do to nurture their love of music. Here are some fun activities you might like to try.
Invest in a Karaoke Machine
This is something all the family can have fun with. A karaoke machine is not too expensive, and there are so many to choose from. Take it in turns to belt out your favourite tunes. You might be surprised how many songs you actually know the words to. If you’ve never done it before you might well find karaoke a life-changing hobby and find yourself holding regular karaoke parties. Make it even more fun by encouraging your kids to dress up for the occasion. Not forgetting, of course, the odd accessory such as long wigs, bandanas, jewels, hairbows, and sunglasses.
Join a Local Choir
Your local church, college or school might have a choir you can join, either as a family or for your child on their own. Being around others who enjoy singing helps them improve, and they’ll also make new friends.
Take Them to the Theatre
If you live near to London, this is something you can do on a regular basis. If London is a fair distance away this type of activity can be enjoyed on a special occasion such as a birthday. There are plenty of musicals for kids showing in the West End, and there are always new shows you can enjoy. Current favourites at present are The Lion King and Aladdin. When you get home, encourage them to put on a show of their own.
Attend Live Music Concerts
This isn’t something you’ll want to do when your kids are really young, but as they get older why not take them along to a music concert? Their taste in music might be influenced by you to begin with, but over time they’ll develop some favourites of their own. If you feel really adventurous and would love the experience of being surrounded by music for more than a couple of hours, look for a family friendly music festival to attend.
If you belong to a family that shares a love of singing why not create as many opportunities as you can to enjoy something you love doing? People who sing are happier, healthier, and live longer, regardless of whether they’re the next contender for X-Factor. Sing whenever and wherever you want to and don’t worry about who’s listening.