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6 reasons why playing music helps your child

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Music imprints itself on the brain deeper than any other human experience…
Dr. Oliver Sacks

Chidren with Musical Instruments with Clipping Path

Music is a natural medium for each newborn human and it is an essential part of every child’s development. The development of musical ability is invaluable for the improvement of creativity and abstract and logical thinking. Music has a positive impact on the development of imagination and nonverbal communication.

Melissa tells you how it works – MUSICON by Musicon Club

According to a study from Northwestern University sitting in a music class and letting the sound of music wash over kids is not enough. To fully reap the cognitive benefits of playing music, children have to be actively engaged in the music and participate in the class.

Playing music benefits a child in ways that no other activity can.

Music:

inspires creativity – whether a child is making up the lyrics to a song he or she will tap into their inner creative spirit;

enhances fine motor skills by practicing manual precision – according to research at University of Texas-Austin, a significant improvement in fine motor skills was found only for the children who received a piano lessons;

improves memory by requiring the memorization of long musical phrases – it boosts a working memory – the ability to temporarily store and use information that helps to reason, learn or complete a complex task;

increases the ability to concentrate effectively;

increases the ability to process large quantities of information at once – playing an instrument requires concentrate on things like pitch, tempo, rhythm, note duration and quality of sound at once;

improves literacy – according to Susan Hallam, a professor of education at University College London, children who take music lessons can improve their listening skills and, in turn, improve the way they process language;

boosts overall IQ – Jessica Grahn, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Western Ontario, noticed three points IQ growth in children who took piano les sons;

builds confidence – with music, children can express themselves, improve their skills and practice performing in front of others.

Eagerness to playing is a very powerful and natural force which drives children to experiencing new things and gaining knowledge. Music is a universal language that can be used effectively in this process. Only an engagement in the music creation process may lead a person to the full realization of his or her potential and reap the benefits of musical stimulation.

Chidren with Musical Instruments with Clipping Path

When looking for a musical toy, a high quality of the instrument should be always crucial. It is the first criterion. The second is obvious – it needs to entertain! Musicon (www.musiconclub.com) designed by Kamil Laszuk, is a great example of an educational instrument driven by fun. It encourages children to play in groups and it boosts kids’ creativity. Every child has a great potential and with the right tools we can unleash it more efficiently.

iF Design Award for Musicon by Kamil Laszuk

While language is sometimes incomprehensible to a young child, and it divides people into groups, music is universal. It does not need language, but language needs music.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parent blog! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 80%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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