Children are born musicians!

As children, we use our voice and other instruments to express feelings, but they also serve important learning functions – they teach us pattern, pulse, rhyme and structure, without the complication of language; they teach us the way humans bond and express emotion; they give us pleasure and encourage imagination and story-telling.

Studies suggest that music and movement:

  • Nourish the brain while affecting all areas of development
  • Strengthen listening, motor skills, language, problem solving, spatial-temporalperformance and literacy
  • Help develop critical listening skills
  • Create space for emotional well-being
  • Provide opportunities to practice social skills
  • Support phonemic awareness
  • Instill acts of kindness and cooperation
  • Calm and focus the mind
  • Encourage interaction in non-threatening ways

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