Music provides many benefits for children in every stage of their development. By engaging with music, both as listeners, lovers, and in the form of active involvement with the singing, swaying, dancing, or learning a musical instrument.
Here are the benefits of music, according to research quoted by the BBC:
Music helps the development of speech
Sing simple songs to teach children about the language. Similarly, according to Jessica Pitt of the Pre-School Music Association. Through song, they learn how to say words and sentences are formed. The learning process was very natural because it takes place in a fun way. The song, the music, the movements they do when singing to help them learn the language.
Music helps children learn math
According to Prof. Gordon Shaw of the University of California, when children learn the rhythm of the music (rhythm), they learn about the ratio, the distribution and proportion.
Music improve social skills
Children who learn and develop the skills involved with music better social cohesion and understanding of self and other people good. In addition, the emotional aspects of the music provides a great benefit to the development of social skills, such as empathy.
Music enhance intellectual development
"Music helps improve a child's ability to think abstract by strengthening the neural connection patterns of the brain associated with music and spatial cognition," said Dr. Frances Rauscher of the University of Wisconsin.
Music increasing confidence and ability to express themselves
As a non-verbal language, music can convey the complexity of emotions and offer a form of non-verbal expression which is very useful for shy children or those who are difficult to communicate well orally.