Power of Music in Your Child’s Development
Research suggests that music plays a pivotal role in your child’s development. In this article, we’ll explore this idea and see if it holds merit.
Developing Social Skills through Music
Music can have a defining role in your child’s social development. This is because it provides a common ground for many children. Even if two children don’t have much in common, there’s a high chance that they have both heard the same nursery rhymes or other songs and can bond over that.
It also plays a role in an early learning school. Studies show that when children sing together, they feel closer, and it improves their social skills by making them feel more at ease in their environment.
Listening to music from all around the world allows the child’s cultural awareness and understanding to develop. They come to understand that there are people who have different cultures and customs to them, which allows empathy to grow.
Music plays a very important role in developing a child’s emotional skills. Singing helps them verbalise and express their feelings in a way that other methods, such as writing and reading, may not.
Music, such as children’s songs and nursery rhymes, also validates emotional openness, which is crucial for young children who are only beginning to understand their emotional capabilities.
Music is an active activity. When children are singing along, they are encouraged to clap their hands and use other hand or body movement along with the rest of the group, which develops their co-ordination as well as their fine motor skills.
When a child is playing music, this is especially developing. Learning how to play a piano, for example, teaches children about balance, body awareness and co-ordination. They have to move both their hands at once and, sometimes, they may sing along with the music or tap their feet.
These are all opportunities for a child’s motor skills to be developed.
Music provides many different opportunities for cognitive development. When a child is learning how to play, they are actively engaging with their creativity skills, their memory and their listening. They must think about which actions to take in order to create an appealing sound.
When a child is listening to music or singing along, they are also developing cognitively. They must remember the words, actions and beat, and they must link how they move to the tone of the music. This means that they also improve their listening skills.
Music is like a whole other language. When a child engages with it, they work on their language skills in a way that is different from reading and writing. They may learn about rhyming and annotations, as well as general phonetic awareness.
Engage Your Children with Early Learning
Music plays a phenomenal role in helping our children learn and grow. Here at Mindarie Keys Early Learning School, we are enthusiastic about learning, which is why we incorporate music into our programs. If you have any questions about this article or about our programs for babies, toddlers, or kindy, contact us.