Music is a continuous activity for us. Whether we are in the car with Sirius XM, listening to Pandora or Amazon Music on EchoDot, or watching NBC's the Voice, music flows all around my kids. Research shows that the arts and in particular music helps children perform better in academics. More importantly, there is nothing like a good song to get you through life's ever changing moments. It's not just listening to music, but playing a musical instrument that really promotes focus and determination. There are a lot of great companies to start a kid-friendly collection of musical instruments. Check out this article from The Conversation about the influence of music. Also, look at the following companies for beginner musical instruments from toddlers to school age children: Schoenhut Pianos, First Act Discovery Acoustic Guitars, Melissa&Doug Band in a Box, KidKraft Lil' Symphony Band in a Box, Mending by Cecilia Violins, and much more! Have fun exploring all the genres of music and find the musical instruments that peek interest with your little ones! "Keep Shining, Bright Ones"