07 Mar Music Development in Young Children
Once again TLC is preaching to the choir– we are quite certain there isn’t a parent in our community who would dispute the many benefits of music experience on early children’s learning. We are not so certain, however, parents truly grasp the powerful role music can have in the lives of families with young children. As you will soon learn while reading this article, Beyond Twinkle Twinkle, published in Young Children (a journal for Early Education professionals), research has shown music activities promote development in multiple areas of development: social-emotional skills (e.g. self-regulation, understanding emotions & turn-taking), gross/fine motor skills (e.g. muscles in lips, hands and fingers, balance, body awareness, bilateral coordination), and cognitive skills (e.g. pattern practice, math concepts, symbolic thinking). Incredibly, this is just a very partial list of the developmental benefits! Our hope is, after reading this article, we will all appreciate the musical moments in our children’s lives even more so.