BENEFITS OF MUSIC!
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 and language enter through the ear. Music stimulates the development of phonological awareness and word recognition. It nurtures auditory perception, phonological memory and the development of listening.
Learning music has an impact on the development of memory. Indeed, 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.
Motor Skills and Spatial Orientation
Music learning has significant impacts on sensory and motor skills. In that sense, young musicians have better planning and execution of movements. Furthermore, 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.
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 school age.
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.
Movement is central to the learning process and it nurtures memory. Learning through movement allows the body's memory to help the brain learn and remember. The power of the body memory is far reaching and central to a life learning experience.
Expressiveness and emotions
Developping the ability to express emotions through movement and communicating the sounds they hear with their body helps children gain self-assurance and develop a freer and more natural physical expression. Strengthening children’s expressivity stimulates their emotional intelligence and makes it easier for them to interact with their partners.
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.
Imagination and Creativity
Children are stimulated thanks to the awareness brought to the body as a unity of body and mind, it nurtures connectivity and synchronization with the rhythms of life.
Sense of belonging
Taking part in a class with your friends, singing and dancing together, sharing some lovely moments as a whole and celebrating music. These foster a sense of belonging.
The earlier music is incorporated into children’s learning, the better! It paves the way to developing countless other skills throughout life.