Music Enhances Development

These are some of the ways that participating in music enhances child development...

Social

    • Can facilitate turn taking
    • Can help children in learning to follow directions, or help with task completion.
    • Can help children learn about the way that others live
    • Can help children learn how to behave in group situations
    • Can build powerful connections through singing and enjoying music with others

Emotional

    • Can help children to label and express their feelings
    • Can help children learn about other’s feelings and perspectives
    • Can be used to help children release feelings physically
    • Can be calming or change a child’s mood

Cognitive

    • Facilitates language development.
    • Prepares the brain for learning to read.
    • Enhances memory
    • Helps children recognize patterns
    • Helps children learn to organize and remember information