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Advantages of regular music and movement classes

Advantages of music & movement classes

Through music and movement, young children are able to increase coordination and social skills, learn to express themselves. Music stimulates the part of the brain that learns; develops and promotes creative thinking; provides opportunities for problem-solving and decision-making. It is a means of communication, expression and helps to build up motor skills.

Routines are important to children especially in their early years as they need to be secure of their environment. Once they are recognizable, children will be more positive in the learning process.

Enrichment hopping will not allow children to grasp routines and reap benefits of the respective enrichment programs that they are in. Children may lose their interests in the program. They too will be unable to bond with their friends and teacher of the program.

Music teaches discipline which may translate to a positive habit into adulthood. In piano lessons, a child learns to set aside a specific time each day to practice usually for a minimum of 30 minutes, and to follow instructions. They learn to use their time reliably and take care of their device. The downside of not being disciplined in the long run is that one loses focus. As a result, things are done slowly and not on time.

Music teaches children delayed gratification, even at an early age. As they get older, they will require practising on a piece of music before they are able to play it well. The rigour and discipline is definitely the process before the performance. Through spontaneous play, children learn how to increase their imagination, self-regulate their emotions. This contributes to their cognitive development and helps them learn how to handle different situations with a variety of different people.

Parents are able to see their children grow and have fun. A happy child also results in happy parents.

Why music and movement are very important for children?

Peanut butter and jelly, socks and shoes, bats and balls, hide and seek music and children — are all essentials of childhood. Children are naturally interested in music, and music is naturally good for children. Why is music so attractive to children, and why is music so well suited to children?

  • Music is a language, and kids are sloping toward learning the language.
  • Music evokes movement, and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.
  • Music engages the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with such higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics.
  • Music is an acoustic art and young children are acoustic learners. Since ears are fully grown-up before birth, infants begin learning from the sounds of their environment before birth.
  • Music is perfectly designed for training children’s listening skills. Good listening skills and school achievement go hand in hand.
  • Music is an artistic experience which involves the expression of feelings. Kids often do not have the words to express themselves and need positive ways to release their emotions.
  • Music transmits culture and is an avenue by which beloved songs, rhymes, and dances can be passed down from one generation to another.
  • Music is social doings which involve family and community contribution. Children love to sing and dance at home, school, and at church. To find out more about our music classes for toddlers in Singapore click here.