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Why teach music in early childhood?

Musical activities teach more than just music. Activities that require children to use their whole bodies and interact with others, while also developing musical abilities, have positive effects on a variety of learning.

The Kids Music Company early childhood collections are written for whole body and whole brain learning. Using music as a tool, children develop coordination of large and small muscles as they learn how to drive their bodies. They develop space perception, listening skills, memory and language as well as social confidence as they interact with others. Children learn to sing, move, and play instruments, and have fun sharing these activities together. This is whole-brain and whole-body learning. What a head start it gives the child as they embark on a life. The years between 0 and 7 are the most critical for brain development. Brain connections are created at their fastest rate. Whole-brain and whole-body activities undertaken during this time create a network of connections across the brain that can last a lifetime. By their very nature, whole-body activities involve many senses (hearing, vision, vocalizing, touch, and the kinaesthetic sense of muscle movement). They therefore encourage growth across the different areas of the brain involved in the learning. The more connections a child has in their brain, the faster they are able to process information, the faster they can think. Therefore by engaging children in whole-body, whole-brain learning we are setting them up for a lifetime of success.

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