Read these 6 benefits of music for children. Some you may already know, but others may yet surprise you. In fact, enhanced physical development is one!
People are naturally attracted to music. In fact, music brings people together regardless of age and where they are from. Children, too, start early and actually begin to respond to sound when they are in their mother’s womb.
As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow aptly said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.”
If your child has shown interest in music, here are 6 reasons why you should encourage it!
1. Music helps develop language, literacy and communications skills.
Music stimulates the various senses and helps children in learning and improving language skills.
Music also develops listening, reading and writing skills, improving fluency of speech, and communication. Through singing songs, kids can learn new words in a fun way and of course learn how to pronounce them.
According to a paper published in 2012, “Frontiers in Cognitive Auditory Neuroscience” by Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and University of Maryland, College Park, “infants listen first to sounds of language and only later to its meaning.”
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