The Science Behind Music’s Impact on Learning
At a recent American Psychological Association Convention, neuroscientist Nina Kraus, presented some of the strongest research to-date proving how music changes the brains of children.
Kraus shared her research findings that indicate learning to play a musical instrument or to sing helps children strengthen their reading and language skills by improving the way their nervous systems process sounds in a busy environment, such as a classroom. The boost to the neural function can lead to improved memory and longer attention spans, which help children focus better in school and improve communication skills.
Musical training in early childhoodI
In Kindermusik we intentionally use music as the vehicle for learning. So naturally, we get excited when research proves that musical activities really do have a positive impact on the way children learn.
Kindermusik supports all areas of development including—musical, language, emotional, physical, social, and cognitive development. When children actively participate in musical experiences, they engage their whole brain in the process. Here are just four areas that Kindermusik programs use music (and movement) to support a young child’s development: