Music is a fantastic way for children and parents to experience fun and enjoyable times together. Dancing, singing, playing percussion instruments, and relaxing to music are great for stimulating your child’s development. And the benefits are even greater when you share these activities together!
Music motivates children
Music is fun and non-threatening
Music can provide structure and predictability
Music can be used to alter mood
Music is great for child development
Thinking Skills – staying on task, increasing attention span, problem solving, following instructions, understanding and practicing new concepts.
Language, Literacy & Numeracy – learning new words and their meanings, counting, following patterns.
Physical Skills – gross and fine motor skills, body awareness, co-ordination e.g. using both hands together.
Communication Skills – verbal and nonverbal self-expression e.g. singing, making animal sounds, pointing, looking, waving.
Social Skills – sharing, turn-taking, sitting & waiting. This can help to prepare children for kindy and school.