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The Benefits of Music

The Benefits of Music

All over the world, parents bond with their babies through musical sounds and rhythmic movement. They rock and swing their children, put them to sleep with lullabies, make them laugh with nursery rhymes. Parents know instinctively what scientists have now proven: young children thrive on music.

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Music matters

Psychologists, neuroscientists, and experts in early childhood development have demonstrated that music does more for children than bring them joy; it helps their brain cells make the connections needed for virtually every kind of intelligence. Kindermusik's curriculum is built on this research. When young children are consistently engaged by music in an age-appropriate, socially accepting environment, they benefit at many levels:
  • They gain the phonological processing, spoken language, and comprehension skills that are the foundation of reading.
  • They build the spatial-temporal and reasoning skills required for math, science, and engineering.
  • They develop social and emotional skills that are essential for school readiness, like the ability to regulate their responses and relate to others in complex ways.
By moving and dancing to music and playing simple instruments, children improve their gross and fine motor skills. Activities that encourage freedom within a fun and friendly structure spark their creativity. And of course, they develop a lifelong love of music.

Your child's development

Your infant, toddler, or preschooler will truly benefit from Kindermusik classes and we have the research to prove it! Kindermusik can enhance your child's:

  • language and literacy skills (vocabulary, comprehension, listening, expression)
  • social and emotional development
  • mathematics and pattern-recognition skills
  • ability to plan, guide, and self-regulate his or her behavior

Read more about how Kindermusik shapes your child's development. Download Kindermusik research booklets from the Kindermusik website:

Music & Literacy
Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading: Ages 18 months to 3 years by Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D. and Heidi Gilman Bennett Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading: Ages 3-5 years by Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D. and Heidi Gilman Bennett
Music & Math
Discovering Mathematics Through Music (highlights) Ages 18 months to 3 years by Heidi Gilman Bennett Discovering Mathematics Through Music (highlights) Ages 3-5 years by Heidi Gilman Bennett
The Impact of Music on Mathematics Achievement (full e-book version) by Deanne Kells, M.A.
Music & Social-Emotional Development
Music & Social-Emotional Development (highlights) Ages 18 months to 3 years by Molia Dumbleton, M.A., M.A. and Heidi Gilman Bennett Music & Social-Emotional Development (highlights) Ages 3-5 years by Molia Dumbleton, M.A., M.A. and Heidi Gilman Bennett
Music & Social-Emotional Development (full e-book version) by Molia Dumbleton, M.A., M.A. and Heidi Gilman Bennett

FHU | Dickson

@ The Renaissance Center

Classes Begin Fall 2014

Visit www.fhu.edu/dickson for more information. 

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