All over the world, parents bond with their babies through musical sounds and rhythmic movement.
Parents know instinctively what scientists have now proven: young children thrive on music. It’s one of the best vehicles for learning in early childhood development, and does more for children than bring them joy; it helps their brain cells to make the connections needed for virtually every kind of intelligence.
When young children are consistently engaged by music they benefit at many levels:
- Quantitative - They build the spatial-temporal and reasoning skills required for math, science, and engineering
- Social - They develop social and emotional skills that are essential for school readiness—like the ability to regulate their responses and relate to others in complex ways
- Physical - By moving and dancing to music and playing simple instruments, children improve their gross and fine motor skills
- Creative - Activities that encourage freedom within a fun and friendly structure spark their creativity.
Now, the whole time all this beautiful new learning is going on, we are having FUN! We are having gorgeous sparkly CREATIVITY! We are running, and jumping, and rolling, and skipping, and balancing, and often.. LAUGHING! We are having warm fuzzy BONDING and strengthening of relationships between parents and their children. We are making FRIENDS! We are creating memories, and adding SUNSHINE to our every day in a way that only music can.
Music is a gift; it is something that has the ability to transform and inspire us, to lift our mood and to make us smile. Children feel this too! Music is a gift that every child can treasure for life. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of music and some great ways to integrate this into your own family life, subscribe to the Kindermusik with Emily subscription list below.