Listening to music boosts junior’s skills in various ways find out how you can help junior appreciate tunes.

Your child’s early years are crucial to their mental and emotional development. One way parents can facilitate their offspring’s growth in these areas is through music.

Early musical training helps to improve verbal memory skills in young children as this ability to remember what they read or hear can shape little ones’ minds.

Music engages the whole brain and helps to improve memory through rhyme, rhythm and melody, which allows children to store information in their long-term memories more easily.

Advantages of early music exposure

Children with musical training have shown significantly better verbal memory skills (the ability to remember what you read or hear), compared with children without such coaching.

Preschoolers who are exposed to early musical training will, over time, better remember words, find it easier to learn in school, and better remember experiences that they encounter in their daily lives.

* Music can also be emotional therapy for kids. For instance, upbeat songs can help kids maintain a positive frame of mind.

Music engages the whole brain and helps to improve memory through rhyme, rhythm and melody, which allows children to store information in their long-term memories more easily.

* On top of that, music can help to enhance your child’s concentration levels. Songs that your kids love help them to stay on task and cope better with stress. Music practice, performances and examinations can help children build self-discipline and self-confidence as well.

* Last, this art form is an excellent medium for self-expression as music fosters creativity and imagination.

Ways to help your kids love music

You’ll need to cultivate an interest in music in your child, so that they’ll be able to reap the benefits later.

Expose your child to a variety of music, from classical to pop, so that they will learn to appreciate this form of art. This ranges from playing tunes at home to taking junior to music concerts and orchestral performances.

If you plan to enrol your child in a course to learn a musical instrument, choose the school carefully, so that your little one learns in a happy and nurturing environment. Group music lessons will also help to build your children’s social skills as they’ll bond with their peers.

Allow your child to choose the instrument he or she is interested in learning as this would greatly motivate them to persevere and eventually master it!

* A version of this article first appeared in Abbott Family.

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