Music and Movement Classes Help Your Child with Reading and Learning

Say it in rhythm; say it in rhyme, And you can remember it any old time.
— Anonymous

A generation of Americans grew up learning the preamble to the Constitution, the times tables, and the difference between adjectives and adverbs, by singing along to Schoolhouse Rock.

It wasn't just that the cartoons were cute or that the tunes were catchy.

 Dr. Nina Kraus did a survey that proved giving children music lessons led to superior reading scores. She said, "We are finding that musical training can ...create a better learner."

 A Canadian study some years earlier came to the same conclusion: children who took music lessons performed better on tests of memory, literacy and mathematics.

Another study by Dr. Kraus strongly suggested that moving in times to a steady beat is closely linked to stronger language skills.

Music and movement classes do not just make a better, well-rounded child. Such classes lead to a brighter child who does better in school.

Music enhances learning. Children with musical training have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than children who have not had musical education.

Music can be used to make learning more interactive. When combined with movement, the learning is even more effective.

This is why we encourage parents to sing, dance, bounce, and do finger plays with their children.

The more engaged you are with your child, the more your child will be engaged in the learning.

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