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Let your pre-shooler shine in singing with Promil Pre-School and the Center for Pop

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Music has always been one of the major things that helped me bond with my siblings. All of us can sing and (except my sister) can play musical instruments. I still remember back in grade school when I, my Ate, and my younger brother sang "That's What Friends are For" together with another schoolmate. We didn't have the finances to support our training in singing but we got our free vocal training by being part of the school choir.

So when we noticed that Rap can carry a tune, my husband and I made it a point to use part of our family budget for his voice and piano lessons. We started this by enrolling him in musical theater classes when he was 5 years old. Last year, we enrolled him at the Center for Pop for voice and stage performance lessons and, this year, he's taking private piano lessons.

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Rap's performance during CPMP's Billboard Show last year.

The pre-school age is the best stage to nurture a child's musical gift. In fact, Ms. Cecile Tamura who is Vice President of the Philippine Association of the gifted supports this fact by reminding us how children are like sponges. They absorb everything that we teach them.

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Furthermore, she advises parents to be on the look-out for signs that indicate musical talent among young children. These are:

  • Noticing off key music
  • Remembering melodies
  • Singing in tune
  • Fondness for playing musical instruments in playschool
  • Rhythmic ways of moving and speaking
  • Humming to themselves
  • Tapping rhythmically while working
  • Sensitivity to environmental sounds (ex. waterfalls, rain on the roof, etc.)

It's best to develop this gift once parents notice these signs in their children. Like what we have done with Rap, Ms. Tamura advises parents to enroll these musically talented kids in music lessons to further hone their skills.

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Meanwhile, Ms. Weng Lauron, Training Head of the Center for Pop Music Philippines believe that kids who start young in singing get along with peers and have higher self-esteem. They also do better in reading, motor coordination, concentration, and cooperation. Not to mention that they also learn while having fun!

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At home, parents can help nurture their child's gift in singing through simple family bonding activities such as singing with the videoke machine, singing along while doing chores, or even singing in the bathroom while taking a bath.

Lastly, it is important for parents to provide proper nutrition so that the bodies of these young singers can keep up with the demands of their training and singing activities. Promil Pre-School helps kids shine during the pre-school years because it contains Nutrissetials which contains Iron, DHA precursor, Iodine, Zinc, Vitamin A, Niacin, Potassium, and Biotin. It also has the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fats that gives active pre-schoolers much needed energy. Plus, it has carotenoids that enhance immunity, and lutein which is good for the eyes.

Have you seen signs of musicality in your child? What have you done to develop his/her gift? Hope you can share your experience, too!

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  1. Wow I would take note on those signs that of being a good singer. I notice that my son always hum or sing something while he is playing, and since I am not a singer, I would be proud to have a son who sing well. He was just two year old and when he age 4, i will be enrolling him to a personality/talent development program to enhance and discover more of his talent .


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