7 Significant and Incredible Ways Music Benefits Children ...


Music is incredible for anyone to experience, but there are many outstanding ways music benefits children in the early years of development. I've been taking my son to a class called Music Together since he was 8 months old (he's now 2). It's a parent-participated music and rhythm class for ages 0-4 and 5-7. It's fantastic and I can see how music has shaped my son in how his body reacts to rhythm, how he recognizes songs, and can sing in tune. If you're interested in the many ways music benefits children, keep reading! Here are 7 research-based facts related to early music exposure!

1. Enhances Language Development

One of the most early signs of development in children is their ability to communicate with language. A PBS article, written by Laura Lewis Brown, states that, "recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds." What a cool phenomenon, that music actually helps the brain develop and process language! Because infants and toddlers are so fascinated with the world around them, language development is one of the remarkable ways music benefits children.

Stimulates Different Motor Skills at the Same Time
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