Music is one of the activities from which us, human beings get almost immediate pleasure or stimuli. This universal practice not only works as a social cohesive but also provides benefits in multiple ways, no matter where we are in our lives.
And it is that music is an art that stimulates from an early stage since we are all exposed to music. Its scope ranges from making people happy, helping them to socialize, sensitize, liberate, and much more. Now, regarding children, music enhances crucial aspects for the different phases of their brain development, starting with creativity.
Music can enhance the development of physical and mental abilities, which is why many schools decide to include it as a subject during the early stages of learning. The best thing is that, in addition to giving good results, there are different techniques that can be adapted to the characteristics and needs of each child.
Several studies have shown that music at school improves the learning of several subjects such as language, reading, languages, or mathematics and that, in addition, children who learn how to play a musical instrument get to increase their IQ by up to 7 points.
Amazing! isn’t it?
So here you go, Ways music can enhance children’s development.
- Improves memory, attention, and concentration: Music has the power of evocation, it enhances concentration, memory, and attention in children. A child with a constant musical training, or who uses music to achieve their goals, tends to memorize more easily.
- It stimulates their intelligence and improves the ability to solve mathematical problems and complex reasoning: Music has a close relationship with high academic performance. Early exposure to music promotes neural activity and activates the part of the brain related to reading and math.
- Introduces the sounds and meanings of words: Music strengthens learning and contributes to improving their language, and favors their auditory discrimination. In addition, repeating songs incorporates new vocabulary and rhythm helps them repeat complex phrases. Fun, dynamic, and spontaneous learning.
- Invites movement and improves their physical condition: The dance and movement to which music invites improves physical performance and favors balance and muscular development of children by adapting their body movement to rhythms, helping to enhance the body’s rhythmic control and improve coordination and spatial sense.
And these are just some of the benefits that music can have on the development of children during the first years of life, as there are many more, do you want us to mention a couple more?
What else you should know?
– Singing while learning to speak helps children learn the correct structure of words and phrases, making it an excellent tool to enhance language. In addition, it stimulates the phonatory apparatus, while improving memory and neural association.
– Musical games favor the development of thought, creativity, concentration, and memory. They also stimulate motor coordination, making them perfect for children who have motor problems.
– Music listening is perfect for promoting attention and sound recognition while helping to relax or activate children, depending on the type of music. It also serves to stimulate language and develop association memory.
– Playing a musical instrument requires not only knowledge but also motor skills, so it is a good exercise for children who have a physical disability or coordination problems. It is also an excellent tool to develop hearing and fixation memory.