Boosting Brain Development with Music
If they are focused, your child can get better at playing any musical instrument. Did you know, playing musical instruments can improve your child’s brain development.
In several studies done by Brown Universoty, University of California and the University of Wisconsin, it is found that children who received musical training scored higher on IQ and cognitive tests as compared with other kids. They are also likely to excel in certain subjects including language and mathematics.
As it turns out, your little musician stands to gain a lot more than just entertain houseguests.
Violin for Improved Language
Playing violin can bring about language proficiency and help maximize it. In fact, the most popular methods of learning the violin is by linking its chords to human speech patterns.
The “mother tongue” method of learning violin was introduced by Dr. Sinichi Suzuki, who was a pioneer in music education and a renowned violinist himself. Using this method, the children learn to play violin in the exact same way in which they learn to speak their native language, by listening and identifying changes in pitch and tempo.
Piano for Improved Math Skills
Piano as a complex instrument requires sustained attention and longer control. While learning, your aspiring pianist has to get acquainted with 88 keys and then keep track of their rhythm and time.
But, this intense cognitive exercise is a great ground for mathematics, as the reading sheet for piano actually involves numbers and calculations and it’s all worth it.
Drums for Developed Coordination
The same important motor skills that your child develops while playing sports can also be developed with musical instruments.
Playing drums is a good way to practice the use of both arms and achieve a certain level of ambidexterity. This skill also comes handy in sports like basketball and tennis.
It is never too early to cultivate your little one’s interest in music, whether it is through listening or through creating their own music with some instruments. It will also help the kids stand out, not just in the department of talent but also in terms of cognitive development and intellectual potential, owing to improved information retention and mental organization. Go on and launch your child’s budding musical career and unlock unlimited learning
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