Moral and Character Building of Children through Songs
Singing is a simple activity that has great power for both yourself and those who listen to it. Since childhood humans have started to learn to sing. A baby’s crying is largely a song of its own. In adulthood is not left behind, songs of nostalgia, cafe until restaurant without singing will feel lonely and empty.
Unconsciously the beautiful songs were able to kill the saturation. Fatigue learn, work, until fatigue in life. So here is SingForHope.org moved to bring the art of music into all aspects of life starting from an early age/child to old age/adult. The singing of music brings great influence to human life, there is the saying that those who like to sing every day with sincerity, was able to prolong the age and avoid the disease diseases associated with blood vessel systems and metabolism.
Why form a hope through the art of music, here are the reasons and some of the benefits of singing for the lives of the younger generation/children;
- Establish the expression and emotion of the child
The role of singing for children is a medium of expression. Where children pour out what is in their hearts, be it happy or sad, freely and spontaneously. Through children singing activities can express what is felt, thought, dreamed personally. The selection of theme songs that will be sung either in groups or individuals must be adapted to the conditions and abilities of children, and can attract children to respond to messages that will be delivered from the lyrics of the song, of course, must be in accordance with the character of the song for children, including melodic tone sung to be memorable, has a theme or story, so it is easy to digest and remember the child and can be more easily expressed by the child, according to the funny, imaginative child’s world, joy, tone interval that children can easily reach, and the song there is a recurring element.
- Development of Child Skill
Singing activities have a huge role in the development of life skills of a child, given the challenges of globalization that require excellent quality of human resources and excel, therefore the potential of children should be excavated early in order to be ready to face its role in the future. The first life skills aspect that should be inculcated in early childhood is basic skills or skill, which includes two sub skills: personal skill, self-preservation skills, and social skill, i.e. the ability to maintain relationships with the general public and the special community.
- Child language skills
Singing, of course, can’t be separated from words or sentences that must be spoken, through the activity of singing indirectly add vocabulary of children. In singing activities, the most common language function of a child is to imitate the speech of an adult, especially their classroom teacher. At the time of singing, the child will naturally mimic what the teacher says or sings, and the child will also find it easier to remember if the song contains a repetition element. Thus, the language skills of children will increase and the child’s memory of the material is also increasingly sharp.