The power of Kindermusik!
We are just amazing and we know it, but most probably, we don’t need to be shy about making such a statement… simply because the findings of research into the impact of music on a child’s development are incredible. In recent years, the number of studies related to music has increased, leading the researchers to amazing findings (which might not surprise only those who have always had a firm belief in the beneficial power of music.) According to these studies, early, positive and age-appropriate music experience, which is exactly what Kindermusik offers, may have significant influence on children’s development, including early language and literacy skills (for instance, vocabulary development, comprehension, listening, verbal expression); social-emotional development; mathematical skills and even planning and leading skills.
There are plenty of such studies; that’s why we will focus on the most recent findings. Let’s have a brief overview…
Music and literacy
Early exposure to music may have impact on a child’s literacy and reading skills. Experts state that learning to read depends on various skills such as phonological awareness, oral language and its comprehension. Thus, we can see that Kindermusik can be helpful in many ways to develop your child’s literacy skills.
Music and mathematics
There is no doubt that a significant relation has been observed between early childhood music experience and child’s cognitive development of certain “non-music” skills, such as mathematical skills, memory, and space and time perception. Actually, research into the impact of music on children shows that improvement of a child’s cognitive performance closely correlates to the period of time the child has been engaged in developing her music skills. Studies have also proved that the earlier a child becomes interested in music activities, the better performance she will demonstrate in the future!
Music, social and emotional development
Researchers state that children who from early age are engaged in music and movement development activities demonstrate better social-emotional skills. Furthermore, according to various studies, there is a relation between social-emotional development and academic success, and students who have better social-emotional skills tend to get better grades at school. Acquired in the early childhood, skills related to emotional security and communication success help to develop most valuable personal qualities such as self-confidence, striving for knowledge, communication, self-regulation and an ability to listen to others. These skills make a firm basis for further academic and social achievements of your child in the future.