The Benefits of Music in Early Childhood Development
Did you know that although music is such an enjoyment in our lives, it also has so many benefits in development? Music helps the mind and body work together as well as strengthening memory skills. It also helps children build their motor skills when dancing to music and also allows them to express themselves.
Fine Motor Skills and co-ordination
- Listening to music is not just about the auditory sense although it does contribute to the sense better than any other subject.
- When a child learns to play an instrument it is beneficial to their hand-eye coordination, their ear to hand coordination as well as their fine motor skills.
- In scientific research, it has shown that learning music uses the same parts of the brain in learning language.
- Singing and learning new melodies are important for processing sound and comprehension skills.
Develop Social Skills
- When a child is encouraged to learn a musical instrument or join a music class (choir) they learn how to interact with others, they build their communication skills and how to work in a team.
- Working in a group as a team is also beneficial to leadership skills and discipline.
Helps build self-confidence
- When a child is learning to play a new instrument, you will probably notice a great sense of pride when they realise that they can learn new skills on their own, this is beneficial to self-belief and is also a confidence booster.
- As they learn to develop new skills through music, they will become more confident in their abilities.
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