Children naturally love music! Whether it’s soft and soothing or a lively tune, children feel it both physically and emotionally. Music has a positive influence on young children’s cognitive skills such as spatial reasoning and memory. Providing children with a rich and stimulating environment involving all the senses, including the auditory sense, can support children’s healthy growth and development. Making music with others gives children a wonderful feeling of belonging to the group. Children who might have difficulty joining in activities with others because they are shy, have limited English ability (EALs or language delayed) or special needs , can freely participate when it comes to a music activity. Children seem to experience much pleasure and joy listening to music, making music and moving to music. Whether they are singing along to a CD, playing a rhythm instrument or skipping to music around the classroom, most children seem to thoroughly enjoy participating in a music activity.How wonderful it is that with very little effort, teacher can bring such happiness to children each day just by providing the opportunity to do a little something with music.
Music in the Classroomon June 10, 2013