Children can learn to drum, sing and dance all-at-the-same-time if we play with them in that way. It may not take much coaching or prompting for children to reinvent a child culture that includes evolving drum-song-dance styles.
Playing is an action, a process, you are either doing it physically or you are not. It only takes a few seconds, or a pulsation of the artery to become a drummer! Pick up a finger and let if fall on a surface. Do it again in time with your heart, or with a ticking clock, or with a friend keeping together in time with you.
Everything alive has rhythms, pulsations. The heart beats and moves the blood around; the lungs expand and contract and move air around; every muscle, every neuron, works rhythmically.
Everyone is born to groove — and it’s never too early to learn how to develop this essential muscle to its full potential. It can be a daycare center or a block party or a community fundraiser, all you need are a few simple beats and grooves to get a party going, and perhaps the start of a new groove band. Want to start a groove? It’s easy!