I play the guitar and have always tried to include my son in the fun when I play. He's 9 months old and seems to always like listening to it so far. Recently he has become very curious about the guitar itself. I've let him play with it and I've watched him carefully pluck the strings and get a real kick out of making noise with it.
The guitar is expensive and so playing with it comes with a lot of "No no, son. Be careful. Try like this" and other kind of negative attention. So I'm wondering if anyone has any insight or advice on letting him explore playing with an instrument.
What might be a good first instrument for a young kid? Should I even try to give him his own thing to play with at this point or is 9 months old just too young? I just think it would be a lot of fun to play around and show him and then be able to let him have fun with it without worrying about breaking it.