Music has many positives impacts in an integral development of children. In effect, it's proven that sustained practice of music during the first seven years of life has a clear impact on plasticity and brain connectivity. Moreover, having a musical experience in early childhood, will improve sensibility and love for music and brings a lot of happiness to our children.
Music stimulates the development of phonological awareness and word recognition. It nurtures auditory perception, phonological memory and the development of listening.
Motor Skills and Spatial Orientation
Music learning has significant impacts on sensory and motor skills. Young musicians have better planning and execution of movements.
Listening and especially learning music have an impact on the development of memory. It has been shown that the region of the left temporal lobe, associated with verbal memory, is more developed in children and adults who engage in music on a regular basis.
Mathematics and Abstract Thought
Several studies indicate that various components of music contribute to a better ability of the concepts of fractions. Abstract thinking can be improved with the study of music in early childhood.
Furthermore, music learnt as a body experience enhance the development of many skills as:
Attention and Listening
Sound listening associated to body movement nurtures attention because children know they have to pay attention in order to know what to do. Furthermore, when children are active and creatively participating in the learning process, their interest is captivated. At the end, children who can pay attention for a long period of time will learn more effectively in their scholar age.
When the students learn how to express their emotions through movement and express the sounds they hear with their bodies, they become more self-confidents, allowing them to a greater freedom of expression. Being more expressive will stimulate their emotional intelligence and it facilitates the relation with their peers.
Imagination and Creativity
They are stimulated thanks to the awarness bring to the body as an unity body and mind, it nurtures connectivity and synchronization with the rythms of life.
Movement is central to the Learning process and it nurtures memory. Learning through physical movement allows the body's memory to help the brain learn and remember. The power of the body memory is far reaching and it's central to a life learning experience.
The association of movement with music stimulates the kinesthetic sense. Rhythmic activities have positive impacts in body intelligence in the way It improves coordination, balance, tonus and spatial orientation.
Participate in a dynamic class, being aware of different kinds of rhythms and dynamics (intensity) having the opportunity to follow them with the body and mind, will enhance children's ability to adjusts to other groups and situations.
The earlier music is incorporated into children’s learning, the better! It paves the way to developing countless other skills throughout life.