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Learn How to Read Music Printables for Kids

If you are looking for some handy, free music printables for teaching children how to read music, you will love these music worksheets and music activities for kids. These pages will help kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders learn to read music.  Simply download pdf file with reading music notes projects and you are ready to play and learn!

If you are looking for some handy, free music printables for teaching children how to read music, you will love these music worksheets and music activities for kids. These pages will help kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders learn to read music.  Simply download pdf file with reading music notes projects and you are ready to play and learn! 

How to Read Music

Teaching children to read music does not have to be with the purpose of learning to play an instrument or sing long term. This can be an activity that children do for a little, and never pick up fully. On the other hand, though, teaching children to read music is the first step of them learning to play an instrument. These Reading Music Printables are a great way to introduce children to this concept.  Use this reading musical notes with kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students.

Music Printables

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Reading music notes

Learn to Read Music

There are fantastic benefits to reading music that go beyond the music. While learning to play an instrument and being involved in music is extremely beneficial for children, reading music alone is too. 

  • Brain Growth: Studies show that exposure to music can help brain function increase. Whether your child is singing, playing an instrument or strictly listening to music, it can be beneficial in stimulating the brain and creating new formations.¬†
  • Language Skills: Children who are exposed to music at a young age typically have stronger speech development and can even learn to read earlier than those children who are not exposed to music.¬†
  • Math: Music can help children with math skills by listening to the beat, being introduced to fractions and of course numbers. Music also helps children strengthen spatial intelligence and ability to form mental pictures of objects, which is crucial for math development.¬†
  • Coordination: Playing an instrument or dancing to the beat can help children with their gross motor skills. Music helps connect the mind to the body.¬†
  • Confidence: Playing an instrument can help a child with their self confidence by giving them great opportunities for achievement.¬†

Reading music notes

These music printables are perfect for introducing reading music to children. We have included pages that can be used:

  • ¬†Posters to hang on the wall or leave on a table for reference – ¬†This includes where the various notes fall on a music staff as well as a chart of the different symbols that are associated with music.
  • Two interactive activities for learning to read music

Learn to Read Music

Reading music for beginners

The first is a music symbols matching game. This can be played in two different ways. If you look at the bottom of the page, there are the symbols inside boxes. These can be cut out and pasted next to the word that matches. This helps children learn and identify the symbols that music entails. 

 

Reading Musical Notes

The second is to write the correct notes on the music staff. The notes are just like whole notes, with the circle empty on the inside. This leaves room for children to fill in the circle of what the notes are. 

Exposure to music is calming, helps children develop and it is fun! These printables are just the start to helping your children learn to read music and enjoy the world of music. 

Kids will love these clever, free printable Piano Practice Sheets. Your young musician will have fun keeping track of how long they have practiced the piano, guitar, flute, trumpet, or other musical instrument as they hole punch the musical notes! Such a cute idea for piano teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. FREE Music Note Flahscards FREE Introduction to Music Book for Kids - LOVE this! Kids will trace key terminology, color pictures, practice making notes, and learn about music. This is a great for beginning music theory with preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade #music #musictheory #musicforkids Instruments Free Playdough Mats

Music for Kids

Looking for more fun and free printables and resources to teach kids music? Try these:

Music printables for teaching kids how to read musicwith music worksheets and music activitie. Download pdf file with reading music notes! 

Music for Kids

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