5 ways to encourage your children’s hidden musical talents

I believe that there is a musical talent laying wait in each child that is wishing to come out and spread joy into the world through music. This however is sometimes a slow process and parents all over are always struggling to get their children actively playing, especially if they don’t play themselves.

Music is beneficial and helps with cognitive development in kids. Research has been done at Yale stating that an hour’s musical play increases memory and brainpower through the synapses in the brain. This helps with artistic expression and helps engage them into a life of creative expression. The art of play involves discipline and the patience that grows helps later in life. Music also increases confidence and social awareness with playing with other children, which can be a struggle for some late developers.

Listening skills

There is a growing trend in children with accessing music through various music platforms, like YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud, which is why getting them to appreciate good music is crucial. Playing music increases their ability to appreciate the musical sounds, tones and distinguish one instrument from another.

Children love music for the pure joy it brings and are not bound down by social pressures or the media. This means if they are given to chance to appreciate the love of music before the pressure comes from all the awaiting streams of influences they will be grounded to appreciate the music for what it is and not for what it isn’t.

Singing in tune and with confidence

Children love to be heard at home and in the places that they feel safe, but research has shown that children who learn to build confidence through singing will build confidence that carries with them into other social situations.

Singing brings joy to both child and parent, so make sure to give them the joy of music through whatever is accessible to you. The learning with tone, sound and timing are crucial for healthy development.

There is always a time when children can express themselves as easy as they would like but through songs they find ways to express in ways that are easy for them, which is fantastic for enhancing well-being.

Dancing and expression

Singing and dancing are great fun, which is why they are commonly seen together in every movie and social stream there is and for good reason. Humans love to express themselves and with dancing they can let their inner dance-queen out for all to see.

Expression through dance is very common in children and the more ways they can learn to express themselves the happier they will become. There have been studies that suggest that a kid that learns to channel emotions into creative outlets like dancing, singing or playing can and usually are less likely to fall into substance abuse, alcohol and depression which often leads to taking drugs.

Recording and attentiveness

Children love to hear and watch themselves on any recording device that they can get a hold of and I am sure your kids are no different. This is a fantastic way to help them refine their style, abilities and creates a healthy self-awareness that some children find hard to build.

Simple Steps To Setup Wireless Routers

A Personal Computer with a wireless network adapter is all that you want, to set up the wireless routers, along with an internet connection. Other than this, a router-specific software is required and that comes along with the package in a disc or can be downloaded from the router manufacturer’s site.

Setting up a Wireless Router in Windows PC

  1. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the wireless router to the modem.
  2. Also, connect the router to the power.
  3. A network icon will be seen in the notification area. Click on that icon and the list of available wireless network will be shown.
  4. Select the network name that that will be the same as that of the router manufacturer’s.

The process is simple to set in the Windows PCs but some wireless routers might need some more procedure to get it done. In that case follow the below steps.

Setting up the Wireless Router with a Setup Software

  1. The wireless should not be connected to either of the modem, computer or power source.
  2. Insert the provided CD that came as part of the router package and run the software from the disc. If there is no disc, then you can download the software from the router manufacturer’s website
  3. Follow the instructions as in the software. It might instruct you to connect the modem, PC and other components and will also ask you to connect the wireless router to the PC through cable.

If problem occurs at this point, then the set up can be completed only in manual mode.

Manual Configuration

  1. Connect the modem and the wireless router using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Connect the power source to the wireless router.
  3. When the router is operational, connect it to the PC using Ethernet cable.
  4. Open the router’s web interface and enter the IP address of the router. The IP address will be listed in the router’s documentation. If not, make use of the common IP address used by many of the routers – http://192.168.0.1, http://192.168.1.1, http://192.168.2.1
  5. There will be a default username and password as per the router’s documentation and you can enter them in the site.
  6. Set up the username and password using the web interface.
  7. Disconnect the wireless router from the PC and then reconnect it as wireless.

Passwords are a ‘must’ to protect your network. If not provided, unauthorized people will steal your data and bandwidth.

Blue Roll – Reuse and Recycle

Today, there is a lot of importance given to reduce, reuse and recycle. Cleanliness involves a lot of disposals. They are quite contradictory. If you want it to be clean you are going to have to throw out the dirty things. That will go against the policy of reusing and recycling.

It is the general assumption that when tissue rolls such as the blue roll are used, they are tossed out into the bin after clean up. There is no room for a dirty tissue in the house. What about that cardboard that comes with this roll? Environment-friendly people can now breathe easy. There is more to the blue roll than the tissue that comes with it.

Once the tissues are all used, the nice little cardboard roll can be used to various aspects.

  • Home organization

This cardboard roll can be used to keep in useful items in the house. They can be converted into holders for ornaments, bangles, and bracelets. Art and craft items like beads can be placed in them.

  • Space saver

Things that would ideally occupy too much space such as plastic covers and socks can be stuffed into this roll. Things are safe and in one place with the cardboard from the blue roll.

  • Create your own tissue roll

You can add your own blue tissue to the cardboard roll that you have at home. That definitely is a money saver as well.

Think again before throwing out that cardboard. There are many things that can be saved when thought about.  You can reuse and recycle just about anything if you put your mind to it. Cardboard needs more water than plastic to recycle. That amount of water can be saved if the cardboard is not tossed out in the first place.

Repurpose it and use it again.