How Music is Important for Child Development

Music is Important for Child Development

Music helps in overall growth and development of kids. More than physical development, music impacts the mental development of children. Music students are often smart and intelligent.

Following are few qualities that are cultivated through learning music:

  1. Concentration
    Learning music improves the concentration level in kids. Music needs a lot of practice and complete focus and taking music lessons at early stages of life become valuable.
  2. Discipline
    Music students are usually well behaved and are very presentable. It’s an art that imbibes discipline in the character that remains with the child forever.
  3. Self Confidence
    Music is such an art that it fills the learner with enthusiasm and the level is doubled when it comes to staging performance. Encouragement and appreciation from parents, teacher s, and audience build the confidence in them and brings a sense of pride.
  4. Self Expression
    The left side of the brain in music students is better developed than non-music students. It results in better-grasping abilities in them and they are very much capable of expressing themselves in a better and convincing way.
  5. Coordination
    Music strengthens the motor skills and coordination in children. Singing and playing instruments require body-mind coordination as well as hand-eye coordination.
  6. Relaxation
    Music is not only an art. It’s therapy. It’s both traditional and contemporary way of soothing our souls. It relaxes the mind and keeps children calm and composed.

Blend of Music with Movement
Music and movement mean the fusion of music with dance and rhythm and letting the kids move to the rhythmic rhymes and nursery tunes.

Toddlers and preschoolers love the blend of music with movement. They love shaking their bodies to the tunes of rhymes or nursery songs. The combination of music and movement is perfect enjoyment for the kids. And, at the same time, it benefits the physical, mental and social growth of children.

Adding music and movement in the preschool education will let these young minds grow in the most constructive way.

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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