When listening to music a child is learning different sounds and the meaning to new words. It also helps to improve their memory ad memorization skills as a child listens to a familiar song. Dancing is a great way for a child to build on their large motor skills and is great for helping improve a child's social skills, giving them the opportunity to connect and work together as they sing and dance with each other. Music allows a child to be creative through dancing, singing and playing instruments.
According to kidshealth.org, children that are actively involved in music
- do better in reading and math when they start school
- are better able to focus and control their bodies
- play better with others and have higher self-esteem
To learn more about the benefits of music in children and ways to include music in your daily routine, please visit kidshealth.org.