Why Music is important for your child?
Music is regarded as a language of spirit, it opens the secrets of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. Music is regarded as food for soul. It helps people across the world to get together at different concerts and shows as help them to show their liking and many people have similar interests and bring them closer.
Music plays a vital role in child development. it has been found to affect all age groups of child development ranging from infants to teenagers
Effects of Music on Different Age Groups of Children are as follows,
Impact on Infants: Infants start responding to the melody of songs soon before they start understanding the meaning of words. Music at early age helps develop brain areas involved in language such as Broca's area of brain and it has also a strong effect on the area involved in reasoning such as temporal lobe.
Impact on Toddlers: For toddlers, music making can be a dynamic social learning experience. When children work together for music they develop sense of sharing, cooperation, togetherness and a long lasting friendship. They learn the importance of working as a group instead of being just an individual which later on helps them to become a better person in society. Music help toddlers in repetition of songs which increases their vocabulary of words and help them in enhancing their memory. As a result, their memory improves and become better than those who are not involved in such healthy activities.
A research study carried out in harvard has shown that;
"Those Children who learn a musical instrument for at least two to three years perform better than those who do not learn or have a training of musical instruments”
Effect of Music on Pre-schoolers: Music is just like food for brain in this age group. Music at this age exposs child to a rich sensory based experience in a way that they enjoy and participate in a wide range of develop mental activities.
Role of Music in School Age Children: Music in this age group builds up child confidence and self esteem. it develops positive social skills like empathy and respect. it improves their memory, problem solving techniques, understanding and recollection.
Impact on Teenagers: Teenagers may use musical experience to form friendship. By Music teenagers learn patience in this world of gratification, because in a band or a choir group one has to wait for his turn to play otherwise sound will be a mess. Music Lessons howick serve as a catalyst for new ideas in teenagers. When people listen to the new things out there, they learn different things going on in this world as a result they become more open minded because they are exposed to different kind of artists and their different ideas of playing music.
In short, there is no downside to bringing music and children together. It helps children to express themselves in a way it cannot be expressed through behavior and art. So depriving children from music is just like depriving soul and mind from its essential food.