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BENEFITS OF MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

The benefits of music for a child’s development

 benefits of music for children

Benefits of Music for Children: From an early age, children are exposed to singing. Whether they are sung to sleep by a parent or hear it in their favorite TV show, the exposure is there. There are many benefits of music and getting a child into singing from an early age!

Benefits of Music for Children

Benefits of Music – Singing Aids Brain Development

  • Benefits of music or singing are that it causes the brain to perform multiple tasks at once. This helps to develop the memory. From remembering lyrics to remembering a cue to start singing, the brain learns to be able to handle more tasks that it is required to perform simultaneously. 
  • Singing encourages deep breathing, getting more oxygen to the brain
  • Singing teaches opposites, from fast and slow to loud and quiet. A child will learn to be able to differentiate between opposite tasks
  • Getting endorphins flowing in the brain is one of the benefits of music as it causes the body to feel good and increases the brains activity
  • It helps a child learn concentrate on a task
  • It will help to develop a child’s imagination and creativity

Benefits of Music – Singing Aids Language Development

There are many benefits of music for a child’s language development that singing can help to develop;

  • Self expression 
  • Vocal imitation
  • It gives self confidence and helps aid a child in wanting to communicate with others
  • It helps to strengthen the lips and tongue through exercise, which is then stored through muscle memory
  • It helps a child speak more clearly and helps to teach them a greater variety of vocabulary
  • It helps a child learn how to keep rhythm and learn how to rhyme words
  • Children learn the importance of listening in order to learn their favorite songs. They learn how to enjoy listening to things and how to think about things while they listen
  • Being part of a group or choir can give children a feeling of belonging and can help them make friends

Benefits of Music – Singing Aids Learning 

Benefits of music can be singing as it often helps a child learn. The alphabet is taught with the ‘ABC’ song. Quite often, a foreign language is often taught through singing. It aids learning to remember phrases with greater accuracy. Through something as simple as taking a song a child already knows, such as ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ and changing the words accordingly, you can aid learning in anything from science and history to the English language! 

Singing makes everything more fun for children and lightens the heart. It creates a sense of togetherness. It can comfort a child when they feel sad and banishes boredom when they are agitated. One of the best benefits of music is that it causes the mind to focus and the body to relax!

BENEFITS OF MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

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