Once a week I take my three young daughters to a music class for preschoolers. For 45 minutes the girls are immersed in a wonderful creative experience. With charged enthusiasm, they explore the narrative and movement of music and dance. It’s the highlight of their week. To them, it is simple fun; it’s instinctual and playful. And yet, this experience is giving them much more than fun.
Research shows that music plays a powerful role in the cognitive development of children. Exposure to music helps build children’s brains. But the benefits don’t stop there. Music inspires creativity, increases confidence, teaches discipline, improves self-esteem and is good for memory skills….