Studies have shown that music plays an important role in child development. There are many benefits of incorporating more singing and music in your child’s daily activities. Parents across the world have experienced the calming effect that music can have on an unhappy baby but there are more ways that they can unlock the advantages of using music to help with improving social skills and developing well-rounded children.
The Science Behind It
Studies have shown that increased experiences with music can result in accelerated brain activity. Exposure to music helps children learn about self-expression, build and strengthen memory skill, and even explore their motor skills when movement is added to the music.
It’s amazing to see a child’s natural response to music. Once they hear the rhythms, you may see them begin to sway, bounce, and become more active. Don’t be surprised if you hear your child singing and humming to themselves while playing or drawing. When music time is incorporated into childhood development activities, it improves their abilities to respond with emotional and intellectual parts of their brains. The lyrics help them with literacy and vocabulary.
Music and Children
To fully incorporate more music into your child development activities, there’s more you can do than just playing your favorite rhythms on the speaker. Try some of these games with your child so that they can fully experience the music. Teach toddlers and preschool-aged children nursery rhymes and encourage them to clap and drum on objects or instruments made for their age group. Older children may enjoy trying to learn an instrument or using songs to learn their spelling and math assignments.
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