There are many different ways that we can give music making a spot in our daily routines. Everyone's schedule and rhythm of life is different, so bear in mind that these suggestions are meant to be flexible! What works for me might not work for you, and that is totally okay!!
We can be passive or active participants in music making. This is determined by the activity chosen, and also the people involved. You might pick to do something active, but maybe one of your children wants to watch instead of participate--let this happen! The psychological benefits that come from experiencing music will happen either way, but only if the individual is open to it.
Everyone leads busy lives, so music making or appreciation doesn't
always have to involve a huge selection of instruments or a long amount of time. Below are three activities that can flexibly fit into your daily routine.
Singing a song of gratitude before a meal
Having a dance break (this can be to one song, or many!)
Reading a book about a musician and listing to some music by them
If these sound doable to you, try them out! If you want more tips, tricks, and suggestions, check out my Instagram account @ourmontessorimelodies, where I post short form suggestions for our daily lives.