Taking Kids To Music Performances

Taking Kids To Music Performances

We have found that our kids love to go to live musical performances in our community. We’ve done this as a family outing for years and our kids have reaped many benefits. Here are a few suggestions to make this idea age-appropriate to very young kids -- even toddlers and preschoolers.

Look at what's available in your area. You need to decide what would interest your child and also take into consideration the time span and how long your child will be able to sit through a performance. Look at the schedule for high school or community band performances because many are outdoors and your child can enjoy the music and dance on the lawn or move about so he doesn’t get tired of sitting.

One important thing you want to do with your child before you go to the concert is to introduce them to different kinds of music, so they'll know what to expect. In order to prepare them for the sitting and the manners, you want to just talk to them about putting on their best manners in order to enjoy the music being performed.

Another opportunity that is good for young children is the community theatre, which often offers programs geared toward children that are usually shorter in length.