We love singing together! This is one of our family bonding activity that is surely a hit to my children. Now that we are fast-approaching the Christmas season, I am thinking of singing the Christmas carols with my children as our bonding activity at home when it is already on Christmas vacation. Kids are very much interested about Christmas and they are so joyful to know more about this special occasion. Gifts, Toys, Santa Claus, Jesus Christ, Snowman, and Rudolph the red nose reindeer are some of the words that my six-year-old son keeps on asking me to describe for him. What I did is sing the Christmas carols then he sings with me. I think that singing the Christmas carols together with my son enhances his multiple intelligence.
Most kids can easily remember the tune and some lyrics of the song the moment they hear it repeatedly. This is what I observed from my son. He would ask me to elaborate on some words particularly on unfamiliar words that he wants to know more. It will be an endless question and answer so I guess singing the Christmas Carols is a bright and fun idea to give your child a better description about Christmas.
In singing the Christmas carols, I suggest you play the song with videos and lyrics. If you do not have a videoke at home, why not play it using youtube online. There are hundreds of Christmas carol video songs for children available in youtube. At home, we started seeing new Christmas carol videos for kids as early October. Singing Christmas song is more enjoyable if you sing it together with your child. It enables him in becoming brain smart by learning new words related to Christmas and discovering different images of what these words look like.
While singing the Christmas carols, we either dance or use a musical instrument. A popular musical instrument for Christmas Caroling is the use of tambourine. Dancing or playing a musical instrument while singing a Christmas carol allows my child in becoming body smart as he figures out the right timing with dancing and playing the tambourine in tune with the song.
Subsequently, with a family bonding activity of singing the Christmas Carols together, it helps my child in becoming people smart by showing what he mastered to his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. This is a wonderful Christmas presentation for the whole family.
How about you? What are your activity plans for your child this holiday season that enhances Multiple Intelligence?