You already know that babies’ and children’s brains are constantly changing and growing.
And when you sing, dance and make music with them, you create an environment where their brain health, play, sense of curiosity, risk-taking and creativity are cherished, nurtured and encouraged.
Not to mention all the scientific research that shows just how good music is for children’s brains.
For example, through exposure to nursery rhymes, children naturally learn how to put vowels, consonants, words and sentences together. This is because they provide opportunities for:
– Broadening vocabularies
When adults and children create sounds to explore, children learn to lead and use their imaginations. After all, “Creativity is intelligence having fun!” – Albert Einstein.
This is the Sounds Like This way of learning. And it’s backed scientific evidence.
“Music learning increases our executive functions, especially the ability to pay attention and not get distracted, and these are the brain functions that have been found to increase intelligence and academic achievement.” Dege’, F., et al (2011).
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal.