Benefits the Whole Child
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.