Musical activities are perfect for general child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement and self expression, builds confidence and fosters physical coordination. It stimulates the brain in a variety of ways, enhancing the development of memory and is associated with higher forms of intelligence such as abstract thinking, mathematics and science. The musical learning process also develops listening and communication skills, concentration and teamwork.
Considerable research has been done to explore the value of intergrating music into the life of a child from as early as the fourth month after conception. There is no doubt that it can significantly enrich the development of infants, toddlers and young children.
- Musical knowledge and appreciation
- Language development
- Self esteem
- Fine motor skill development
- Parent/Child bonding
- Classroom etiquette
- Listening and following instructions
- Memory skills
- Individual and family enjoyment