I've been playing music for Ewan since he was an infant. I have a Baby Einstein CD of songs for kids, 2 classical music CDs, and a Ziggy Marley CD that we play in the car for him. His recent favorite TV shows have been Yo Gabba Gabba and Wonder Pets, which are both full of music and singing. Recently he has started singing to himself while playing!
|Uncle Billy and Ewan (18 months) on Christmas Day 2011|
My husband and I wondered: how do we go about encouraging his interest and desire to learn to play music on his own, while keeping in mind his limitations as a toddler? We decided to buy him his own guitar.
|Ewan with his new guitar in January 2012.|
"Don't bug me! I'm concentrating!"
I was grateful that the shop owner didn't get too annoyed with a toddler running around his shop wanting to touch everything. He seemed excited that Ewan was so into the instruments.
Right now he just likes to strum the strings, but I'm excited that he loves the guitar and that we got him something that he can grown into. I've heard that motivated kids can start lessons at about 5 years old. I hope he stays motivated!