Monday, March 28, 2011

Give your brain a work out!

I was doing some research about the benefits of music study today and ran across an article about the effects of music study on the brain. I found the article particularly interesting because of the following quote: "The effect of music training suggests that, akin to physical exercise and its impact on body fitness, music is a resource that tones the brain for auditory fitness and thus requires society to re-examine the role of music in shaping individual development."
Simply put, music is great exercise for the brain, particularly in those areas which affect listening, reasoning, and language skills. Parents who expose their children to musical activities, such as our Kindermusik classes, are giving their children an early advantage for enhanced development and academic success. The developmental foundation that is established in these young minds will increase memory function, listening skills, and creative learning. It is also interesting to note that this study specifically referenced these same benefits for children with special needs who participate in music training. You can read more by clicking the article below.
 How music training primes nervous system and boosts learning.

1 comment:

tatum said...

I agree. I think music programs are crucial and help children learn. Why do you think you learn a lot of songs as a kid? It helps educate and helps them retain knowledge. It's sad to see that a lot of schools are starting to cut the funding for art and music departments. I would suggest for parents to start buying instruments for their kids. Even if it's the simplest of instruments, it'll be wonderful for them. Basic Beat is a great brand and they sell a variety of instruments that are perfect for children. Thank you for the post!