Why is music vital to a young child’s development?
Before your child learns the ABC’s and 1-2-3′s, early exposure to music is critical to your child’s total development and can make a significant impact on lifelong learning. Research shows us that music helps build children’s self-confidence, enhances complex reasoning and focuses listening skills. It helps children express their creativity and lays a foundation for lifelong musical enjoyment and appreciation.
Early childhood specialists and educators suggest that toddlers and preschoolers benefit from daily, informal musical and physical activities with nursery rhymes, lullabies, patty-cake and singing in the home.
Well-known research by Dr. Frances Rauscher and Dr. Gordon Shaw shows that young children who participate in musical activities develop a measurable improvement in the type of intelligence needed for high-level math, science and spatial reasoning.