A child’s early years are a period of rapid intellectual, social, and emotional development. Integrating music into children’s education at this early point in their lives is a great way to maximize this golden ‘window of opportunity’.
This article will explain how how music actually works to benefit a child’s early development.
How does music affect the child’s brain?
Recent research into early cognitive development has unearthed the substantial impact that music has on a child’s mind. Music activities work to stimulate different areas of the brain, subsequently combining to provide long-term benefits for a wide range of cognitive functions. This stimulation also encourages connections between the brain’s neural pathways.
Listening to music actively engages both hemispheres of the brain, meaning that left-sided language functions such as grammar and vocabulary are stimulated in tandem with right-sided functions, including intonation, accentuation and processing of audiological stimuli. This comprehensive stimulation enhances language development.
Music & Learning: A wide range of educational benefits.
In addition to the advantages for early language development, integrating music has a number of distinct benefits for any young child. Research has shown that integrating music into teaching can have dramatic effects on memory, mathematical achievement, and reading ability. Hearing words being sung has been shown to improve a child’s ability to distinguish linguistic patterns and develop auditory discrimination.
Easy ways to introduce music in early childhood.
To a certain extent, music and movement has always been a feature of early learning. For example, young students learn the alphabet through song or create their own dramatic productions.
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Contact Kathryn Brickwell Music today at https://www.music-instruction.com and 800-285-5732 for early childhood music lessons in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County and Suffolk County.
The childhood music student will find making music deeply gratifying and will want to continue playing music for their lifetime.
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