Experiencing music from a young age helps the brain of a baby and young children make stronger brain connections. This helps with speech development, numeracy, improving the child’s attention span and acquiring social skills. Baby music lessons with your child can make a huge impact on his/her development.
Neural pathways are starting to build soon after inception. After birth, these brain cell pathways are created and enhanced through sensory stimulation. Mums singing to her baby and moving them in time to music really does help make connections in his or her brain.
This makes music a wonderful medium for sharing and expressing emotion and researchers have concluded that a strong emotional bond is developed when parents sing to their children.
As children grow rhythm and movement will encourage language skills, gross and find motor development. Musical activities help children to notice differences, make decisions and act on the things that they see and hear.
Gillian Erskine’s son, Fraser, my god son, from the age of 6 months was one of our first test case dummies in Forte’s Jungle Music program. Now at the age of 17, he is an exceptional musician, having just passed his Grade 8 Trumpet with distinction and playing piano at a similar level. Fraser is also an accomplished gymnast as well as high achieving academic student about to commence his final year of high school.
I have experienced this with my own students who have achieved great results in both music and academic endeavours.
Starting baby music lessons builds an amazing bond between mother and child. This experience sets children up for future learning and helps to develop memory, problem solving techniques and stimulates higher brain learning.
If you would like more information about the Forte’s Jungle Music program, feel free to download the Special Report. The report details how to harness the hidden power of music to create smarter, happier, healthier, more confident and capable children.
In a blog I wrote for Tim Topham on How to Build an Early Childhood Music Program from Scratch – feel free to read it.