A) Offer a joyful & rewarding learning experience
B) Nurture a child's imagination & creativity
How Does Music Help?
A) Social-Emotional Skills
Social Experience - Music is often shared with others through singing, dancing, playing instruments.
Understanding Emotions - Singing about feelings helps your child learn the words to describe their emotional experiences Example “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!”
B) Motor Skills
Coordination - Music aids in the development of coordination between hands, arms and other large body parts.
Fine Motor Development - Interactive songs like “The Wheels on the Bus” are perfect examples of ways music can support the development of small muscles in children’s hands and fingers.
FUN FACT! It Is the same muscles they will use for writing & drawing when they are older!
Music Has A Power That Goes Beyond Words
How Does Music Help?
A) Cognitive Skills
Counting - Many songs introduce numbers & counting:
"One, Two, Buckle My Shoe"
“Five Little Monkeys”
“The Animals Came in 2 by 2"
Such rhythm and repetition of songs will make it easier for young children to remember the name and the sequences of number patterns. Such an activity will help the child build critical early math skills as it teaches them how to anticipate (and decipher) patterns and place objects in sequences.
Memory - Providing consistent experiences with the same song at the same time (e.g. nap time) helps young babies remember and link that music with a particular experience.
B) Language Skills
Dual Language Learning - Offering music experiences in children’s home language(s) supports dual language development in the first 3 years and beyond.
Phonemic Awareness - Phonemic awareness describes how well a child can hear, recognize, and use different sounds (called phonemes).
FUN FACT! Children who are able to distinguish different sounds & phonemes are more likely to develop stronger literacy skills over time!
Want To Be Involved In Your Child's Learning?
How To Be Involved?
A) Sing Nursery Rhymes It teaches children how language is constructed and assists with the acquisition of language. Singing songs with your child will also teach them about tone, beat and rhythm.
B) Teach Songs With Actions Encourage your child to dance along to the music, they will learn balance, coordination, body awareness and rhythm.
C) JoIn A Playgroup!
Playgroups are the perfect environment where your child can socialise with other children their age and discover the joy of music.