Link between Music and Kids

New research shows a link between preschool music activities and the development of reading and writing skills in children.The results showed that music instruction significantly increased children’s oral vocabulary and grammatic understanding, and was especially effective for children who began with lower literacy skills.

Music is one way that children can learn rhythm and thyme of text, be exposed to new vocabulary and learn to discriminate a variety of sounds.Children need daily appropriate music activity to stimulate their neural activity to develop tonal and rhythm audiation that in turn appears to help their emergent literacy skill.

Parents should encourage their preschoolers to listen to a variety of music. They should interact with children musically, in the same way they interact with them using spoken language.