Music helps children to develop, to understand the world that surrounds them, but also to express their personal experiences. It is usually associated with pleasure and satisfaction. It is also connected with a vast range of feelings and situations kids going through while they are growing up. However, its educational role is very significant, since it is an incentive for the overall development of the child.
The latest research confirms this and emphasizes its all-embracing character. Scientists have discovered that the structures that make music are identical to those on which the human brain functions. Further studies have shown that a person is born with innate musicality and that music influences our thinking and behavior. The most significant power of music is shown in its influence on the learning process, the development of the brain and organizational traits, and the entire nervous system. At the same time, music is expressed by our emotional nature. In any case, it has an essential significance for man’s life, because it has the power to present to others who we are, in fact.
Music helps the development of speech
It is essential to understand that with the introduction of melodies into the life of the child, it is necessary to start as early as possible to teach him to love and appreciate classical music. From the baby to high school – the role of parents, no matter how musical they are, is to continually present classical music to their children, through a variety of activities that stimulate their learning. The fetus is able to hear sounds at the age of 20 weeks. If they are regularly allowed to listen to it, they will have the ability to develop more complex language constructs earlier and easier. Mother’s song or the rhythmic music jargon used by the mother in communicating with the baby helps the baby to develop a speech. Preschool children use various rhythmic instruments, sing songs, march with it, thanks to which they improve their coordination of the movement, feeling for rhythm, memory, and the ability to listen.
When children go to school, the most important task they are faced with is learning to read. By using music, this job will be made much more comfortable. Learning rhythmic songs, using rhythmic instruments and playing music games – children learn the circles that form the sounds and rhythms. They quickly recognize and share words on the syllables, which will later be of great help when they learn to read.
It’s easier to learn mathematics
Using music is more comfortable to learn math. When children learn rhythm, they at the same time learn sharing, fractions, and proportions. Neuromuscular, or how it works on the brain, is a scientific discipline that has been rapidly developing in recent years. Scientists have come to the discovery that music trains the mind for multiple levels of thinking. According to the above research, it also stimulates the development of time-space reasoning, which is used in the learning of higher forms of mathematics and science.
The intellect is developing
Due to its complex repetitive structures, music connects and extends the motor system of the brain, improves the sense of vision and hearing, strengthens coordination, concentration, and memory. Studies have shown that students who listen to classical tunes while learning, more easily “absorb,” retain and reproduce content from those who learn silently.
It encourages a child’s social skills. Children who are engaged in music, develop a higher level of social cohesion and it is easier for them to understand themselves and others. The emotional aspect of musical activity also encourages the development of a critical social skill such as empathy (compassion with others). As a form of non-linguistic expression, music is able to withstand the complexity of emotions, and in this way – especially a shy or fearful child, who is challenging to communicate with speech, help to express himself.