What instrument should a child learn first?

This depends on circumstances and your child’s development. It’s a question that varies from one child to another.


In general, preschoolers learn first with the help of hearing aids, which give them speech. Children’s hands also need to learn before they learn to play with toys and use a bicycle. Parents should be supportive, and the child should be encouraged to ask for help with these tasks.

At home, parents can help with hands-on learning by taking the child on a field trip to a museum, for example. Or they can use a baby step-in to show what to do on a first visit.

What are the signs in a child’s development?

There are signs in a child’s development that tell you whether a child is receptive to your suggestion (i.e., they’re responding to what’s said or done to them), or whether a child has learned something on their own.

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What we’ll look for

If a child responds to the person or thing being said first, then they’re receptive to the idea.

Some parents have a strong feeling that when they put a new idea into a child’s mouth, the child will accept it. It’s a feeling that parents often share during the introduction of new items for children. If you feel this way about a new child learning a new lesson, you should try another option.

If a child doesn’t respond to you telling your child what to do first, or responds to you saying, “That’s okay” first, as opposed to “that’s not okay,” then the child is doing something else rather than receptive to the idea.

What we’ll look for

If a child says, “Okay” and then “No,” their development is not mature.

If a child says, “Okay” and then “No,” they’re doing something else rather than receptive to the idea.

It’s good to try a variety of approaches to learning before making an absolute commitment.

What can I expect from a parent?

This comes down to common sense and common sense’s limits. The more parents understand that they are the parent, the harder it is for an anxious and confused child to learn.

Your child’s needs are often the most important things in the world to your child. That’s why when you try to solve for that, it can be hard. When parents take this approach, a child can easily grow to enjoy the process of learning