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Why a Musical Instrument is the Best Christmas Gift for Your Child in 2006

Aug 17, 2007
It can be difficult finding the best Christmas gift for your child. They give you a list, but it is filled with things that do nothing to educate or enrich them. Movies, clothes, video games etc. Why not give them something that will both entertain and enrich?

Giving your child a musical instrument for Christmas is one of the best things you can do. Here is some more information on why.

Confidence Builder

Children who play a musical instrument develop confidence. It is gratifying to work hard at something and feel yourself progressing. As a child builds their skills, their self worth will increase. Having them perform at recitals and in front of the family also builds their self worth, especially when they get applause.

Develops Creativity

Creativity is important throughout life, not just for children. The more you strive to build their creativity as kids, the more creative they will be as adults in the work force. Too often, parents unknowingly squelch this creativity. Why not encourage it by giving your child an instrument for Christmas?

Its Fun

Not only are instruments educational, they are fun. Avoid purchasing them an instrument they may find ridiculous and embarrassing, like a tuba. Cool instruments like guitars, drums, violins, and basses. Keep in mind that they more than likely want to emulate their favorite bands and pop artists. You can not do that with a tuba or trumpet.

The best way to ensure that they will have fun is to ask them what kind of instrument they would like. If your child likes rock music, they would gravitate toward one of the instruments in a rock band. If they like folk music, they may ask for an acoustic guitar. But there is no sense in guessing which one they would really like. Their answer may surprise you.

Helps Kids Focus

The act of practicing the instrument each day encourages your child to focus on one thing. Helping them understand that you do not learn and get better unless you take lessons and practice is an important thing you can teach them.

However, be careful with this. There are plenty of children who decide they hate their instrument because they are forced to practice it. Give them some space and help them learn that without this vital practice time, they wont truly learn how to play.

If your child wont practice, ask him why. Getting to the root cause will help encourage inspiration. Perhaps they do not like the teacher or the song they are learning. These things are easily fixable. The key is to make it fun.

A Great Gift

A musical instrument is the best Christmas gift for your child because it helps them develop skills. Plus, it is both entertaining and enriching. With a musical instrument, parents can be happy that their kids are learning a new skill, and the kids are happy because they are able to play like the people they admire.
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