The Importance of Music in the Development of Infants and Toddlers
Children start to identify rhythm and move to the beats of a song, very early in life. Music provides cognitive benefits that support children’s early development. The following are reasons why music can be beneficial to the development of your child
Sensory Development Music increases toddler’s sensory development. Different types of music can help create more pathways between the cells in their brains. This increases more when dancing is introduced. Listening to music has been shown to stimulate parts of the brain associated with reading, math and emotional development.
Improves Memory Listening to music helps children remember and learn more Participating in music from a very early age can improve children’s learning ability and improve their memory.
Music is a Mood Lifter Music can soothe a child, such as a lullaby before bedtime, and it can also lift their spirit
Builds Toddler Coordination Your child can move to the rhythm of the music. Music encourages children’s inclination to move, developing their fine and gross motor skills. Then your child will start to dance or jump up and down which helps their muscle development. Give your child a drum and watch him really move to the music.
Develop Vocabulary Children may not, at first, understand the words to a song but enjoy singing the words anyway. Eventually, the understanding of the words will come.
Social Development By listening to music the language skills of children will increase and affect the social development of children.
Academic Achievement A study published by Christopher Johnson, a professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, revealed that children who studied music since elementary school showed a 22% increase in English and 20% in mathematics. These are all reasons why Baby Power Forever Kids Music Programs are so important for the development of your child. AND they are lots of FUN