The (Surprising) Benefits of Karaoke for Kids

There's more to it than just being a diva!

Emily Polash
Written by Emily Polash Updated on October 11th, 2022

There is nothing better than hanging out with family and friends and taking turns either impressing each other or making each other laugh. There is no better way to do this than with a karaoke machine. Picture this. You are all sitting around the living room waiting with anticipation as your dearest friend steps up to the microphone.

The song they are about to sing is a good oldie but their vocals always lack the right note and key. With a huge smile, they take a deep breath and belt out their melody. Luckily they have the confidence and have a good sense of humor to pull it off.

While adults think of this as a form of pure entertainment, kids can actually benefit from playing with a karaoke machine. This can range from learning various skills to gaining confidence. We’ve outlined some of the most important benefits your child can gain from singing karaoke.

Karaoke is a learning tool

Children have a tendency to learn fast through the art of singing. By using their vocals to express various melodies and musical tunes they are distracted with their creativity while they take in and learn new skills. Singing songs that they are unfamiliar with can help teach your child new vocabulary words, their meanings, and how to pronounce them correctly. They can also learn and improve their reading skills while singing words they have to read on the screen. If you want to get even more creative with your child you can make up a song that has to do with an upcoming test they have to study for. The act of singing the song will help them to retain their memory. Here’s a popular nursery rhymes.

Karaoke improves physical health

There are several surprising physical health benefits that your child can receive from singing. Singing is actually considered an aerobic exercise! While singing their hearts out, your child will get a cardiovascular workout. The neck and head muscles get their share of exercise while singing as well. This decreases the development of middle ear infections through the emptying of the Eustachian tubes. The act of singing also reduces stress hormones which can help your child lower their stress levels.

Karaoke strengthens cognitive skills

Through singing your child can improve their concentration, memory, and listening skills greatly. By listening to the music your child will get more in tuned to the sentence structures, rhyming, word pronunciation, and various parts of speech. Listening to the songs while reading music and singing can help your child to pay attention to detail. This will also enhance their memory skills through repetitive play.

Karaoke instills confidence

There are going to be many times in your child’s life when they will have to get up in front of an audience or group of people to either perform or give a speech. This can be a very scary act for a child to do. I can personally attest to this with my daughter. She was absolutely terrified of being in the spotlight and having to perform. Fortunately, you can help boost your child’s confidence when it comes to being in front of a group of people by having them start young.

Having them sing through a karaoke machine or even with the television while watching karaoke videos can go a long way in boosting their courage levels. If they have experience singing songs live in front of family and friends from a young age then they will have the self-esteem and confidence when performing at a school concert or giving a speech in front of their fellow classmates.

Karaoke encourages talent

Some children are born with the natural gift of being able to sing in tune beautifully. That is not always the case. Many children have to learn the fine art of carrying a tune. Listening to a song while singing it can help them tune into the various aspects of singing in key, carrying a beat, and keeping up with the lyrics. If you have a child that loves singing, then having them sing karaoke in front of family and friends can also help them further their abilities by allowing them to entertain their audience even further. This will also give them a stage presence that will allow your child to shine.

Now that you know that your child will not only have fun singing their favorites songs but also benefit from doing so, it’s time to grab the microphone and whip out that karaoke machine or turn up a karaoke video on YouTube. Here are a couple of videos with the lyrics to get your child started on their road to stardom.

Emily Polash
Written by Emily Polash Updated on October 11th, 2022
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