Why is Music and Movement so important?

Parents have thanked me for introducing Music and Movement into their child’s life.  To this day, the love for music I have and the ability to dance freely is something I cherish.  Knowing that what I am doing is productive for their well being makes my job even more worthwhile and here are some facts to support why.

According to the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association,  85% of brain development occurs by the time a child reaches the age of 3. Clapping to music or jumping in time to a beat, stimulate brain function and help the brain to organize thoughts and behaviors.  Music stimulates a child’s frontal lobes, which are important to both language and motor development.  Movement and rhythm exercises stimulate the brain which reinforces language concepts.  Movement also sends oxygen to the brain , which aids in the thought process.

The importance of Music and Movement cannot be underestimated.  Combining the two skills can prepare children’s minds throughout their school years.  Children learn by doing, so sing and dance with your child and see how good it feels!!!

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