Today, not many schools include music as part of the core curriculum. Science and Math are given prominence, and the arts are considered secondary. Some schools have extra-curricular classes, while others do away with it altogether.
Yet, music is so essential to the holistic development of young children. Here’s a post that discuss the benefits of music in more detail.
There are at least 10 good reasons how music can help develop your child’s literacy:
- Children learn to sing and hum before they learn to talk. It is intuitive to them to make music
- Intonation, rhythms and beats help children acquire language, especially public speaking skills
- Music relaxes a young child’s mind; it helps them bond with teachers and peers
- Performances builds a child’s confidence tremendously
- It helps instill discipline through concentration
- It develops listening skills
- Music helps improve the child’s oral expression and trains him to memory verses and lyrics
- Natural body movements help them express themselves
- Music helps in creative problem solving and
- Development of Complex multi-sensory simulation
Not to include regular music classes will take all these away from a child’s development.
Here’s a presentation I put together that’ll show you why music education is vital for young children.
At Scholar Base, we strongly believe in teaching children to enjoy music. We include singing and music classes throughout the year. At the end of the year, we have a public performance for every child to perform in front of a live audience.
I’ve done this year-end performance year after year and seeing how children grow from being shy and introvert to being confident is a a joy to me.
If you’d like to find out more about our teaching approaches, just get in touch here!