It is undisputed how important it is for a child to be exposed to music at an early age!
Psychologists, neuroscientists, and experts in early childhood development have demonstrated that music does more for children than bring them joy; it helps their brain cells make the connections needed for virtually every kind of intelligence.
Music exploration at an early age helps to develop and improve:
- Early Literacy. They gain the phonological processing, spoken language, and comprehension skills that are the foundation of reading.
- Quantitative. They build the spatial-temporal and reasoning skills required for math, science, and engineering.
- Social-Emotional. 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. These activities encourage freedom and confidence within a fun and friendly structure.
- Creative Expression through the Arts. Activities that encourage freedom within a fun and friendly structure spark children’s creativity and provides inspiration.