Why Music Movements are Vital for Children?
1. Music is a language and children are oriented toward learning language.
2. Music evokes movements and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.
3. Music engages the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with such higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics.
4. Music’s melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Who among us learned the ABC’s without ABC song?
5. Music is perfectly designed for training children’s listening skills. Good listening skills and school achievements go hand in hand.
6. Music is a creative experience which involves expression of feelings. Children often do not have the words to express themselves and need positive ways to release their emotions.
7. Music is a social activity which involves family and community participation. Children love to sing and dance at home, school or at any social event.
Young children are like dry sponges. When you drop them in water they expand dramatically. So just as the child moves before he walks, so can the child sing before she talks.