My 20-month old is very into playing his little violin...should I worry about him forming bad habits already, or just continue to support his enthusiasm? Both his father and I are professional musicians, he has music all around him, and he wants to participate by plucking the bass, banging on drums, and most of all, grabbing his little fiddle and "practicing" (usu. for about 3 minutes...he taught himself to play after having been shown a couple of times, not really getting it, and about 2 months later picking up the fiddle, putting it under his chin, grabbing the bow and sawing away, while singing the name of his favorite monkey). I want him to have fun, but I don't want him to decide at 3 that he knows what he's doing and be stuck with a stubborn kid with a terrible bow hold, etc...Any suggestions for gently re-enforcing good habits in one so young?
I have been teaching him that a little river flows next to the bridge and he has to stay over the river (we have a river in our town and he loves to cross it over and over again, so this has worked pretty well in getting him to bow in the general area)
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