Music in Early Childhood

So my mother (who works with infants with disabilities and young families) found this interesting article and forwarded it on to me today. It shows how important musical experiences are in early childhood development, stating that children who participate in many musical experiences before the age of five have greater cognitive and emotional skills, preparing them well for school.

“Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research”.

“Abundant research over past decades has accumulated evidence of the effectiveness of music education in accelerating development in IQ, academic and social skills, empathy and self-discipline,” Mr Letts said.

Pretty interesting!

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