There were some fabulous activities and resources shared for last week’s Discover and Explore music and instruments theme. As I mentioned last week, we love music activities for kids, but I didn’t share much about why. Some of the posts shared last week can help us understand a little more about the benefits of music for kids.
Benefits of Music
Did you know that music can be used to help build language? Stephanie from Twodaloo shares about the role music can play in speech therapy and language development. She also shares some helpful things you can do at home to build language using music.
And did you know that music can help support literacy development? Jodie from Growing Book by Book shares a little bit about the role of music in building literacy skills. She also provides some helpful resources that you can use to integrate literacy and music instruction.
Did you also know that music can be a fun way to help kids learn a new language? Amanda from The Educators’ Spin on It shares how she’s using music to help kids learn another language. Even if the goal isn’t for your child to learn a new language, music can be a great way to expose kids to different cultures.
What about creativity? Did you know music can inspire creativity? Kim from The Educators’ Spin on It shares painting to music inspired her child to create beautiful artwork. Whether through movement or creating art, music can be very helpful in fostering creativity and encouraging the use of imagination.
And did you know music can inspire family bonding and self-expression? MaryAnne from Mama Smiles tells more about these benefits of music and more in her article about music and parenting.