Have you thought of using music as a tool to enhance your child’s development? You should, because music has numerous benefits despite the fact that many people only appreciate it as a form of entertainment. It can truly work wonders for a young mind. In this post, we’ll explore the different ways music can enhance the holistic development of your preschooler.
From the beginning of the day, music can help your preschooler get ready for school. How so? Find out in the following post:
Children and Music: Benefits of Music in Child Development
Singing and playing of music are two things that are etched into our human culture. We might not know it, but they come with immense benefits to both adults and children alike. People sing and listen to music for different reasons and to achieve different purposes, and while it all boils down to the individual, there is a benefit at the end of the line, whatever the reason. In this article we are going to discuss the benefits of music in child development. According to a study conducted at the University of Southern California in 2016, when children experience music in their early childhood, it accelerates their brain development, especially language acquisition and reading skills. It helps the body and mind work together in readiness for school. Read more at Voices For Children…
The more your child is exposed to music, the better he or she will speak and the more expanded their vocabulary will become. Music is very effective for teaching children to pronounce new words.
The benefits of music have a measurable impact on your child’s brain and cognitive functioning. The following post presents the fascinating findings of one recent study:
Music and the Brain: The Benefits of Music
A 2016 study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute found that musical experiences in childhood can actually accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills. According to the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM Foundation), learning to play an instrument can improve mathematical learning and even increase SAT scores.
But academic achievement isn’t the only benefit of music education and exposure. Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Read more at Livingston County Choirs…
Now that you know music is a potent enhancer of your child’s learning process, decide today to provide them with this crucial advantage.
Beyond the cognitive benefits, music can also improve your child’s motor and social skills as a key component of activities such as dancing and singing.
What happens when a child sings or dances?
According to the QLD Department of Education and Training, regular movement experiences help children to develop movement control, coordination and strength. The DET have put together a tip sheet on the importance of getting children moving, unstructured play and playing music, and ways to help your child do these activities.
Children begin to make sense of sounds before they leave the womb and the first response to it is through movement of their body.
When a child dances, they learn about how their body can move. They experiment with travelling motions such as walking, sliding and jumping, as well as other movements like twisting, bobbing and bending. Dancing uses different muscles than simply standing and walking around does, which strengthens them. Through dance, children learn to coordinate and control their bodies and the movement helps them develop spatial awareness. Read more at YMCA Children’s Programs…
As we noted in the beginning, there are many benefits to regularly exposing your child to music. To maximize these gains, enroll your little one in a preschool that likewise understands the value of music. At Spanish for fun!, music is a critical component of our play-based method for teaching the Spanish language and culture to our students.
If you are searching for a preschool that will offer your child a safe, loving environment and an educational jumpstart, Spanish for fun! is your best option. Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour of our Duraleigh campus. Call 919-881-1695 or complete the form on our website. We look forward to showing you why your child will thrive with us.