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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
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