Why It All Works
Behold the Power of Kindermusik Okay, we know we’re being a bit dramatic, but I’m afraid we won’t apologize. The research about music and children’s development is truly stunning. More and more, the eyes of the research community turn to music as a vehicle to deliver a learning experience to children. The good news is that by simply talking, singing, and reading to your child, you are literally “turning on” his or her brain cells. And even more good news: by participating in Kindermusik classes—playing instruments, singing, listening to stories, and learning with music with your child—you’ve already begun not only providing him or her with important social, emotional, and brain-building experiences, but also building reading readiness. Your baby, toddler, or preschooler will truly benefit from Kindermusik classes. The bottom line: early, positive, and age-appropriate experiences with music—like a Kindermusik program—can have a remarkable and research-proven impact on your child’s: – language and literacy skills (vocabulary, comprehension, listening, expression) – social and emotional development – mathematics and pattern-recognition skills – ability to plan, guide, and self-regulate their behavior We know it’s a lot to take in, so we’ve summarized the latest research into a few downloadable booklets. Have a look below. . .
Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading by Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D. and Heidi Gilman Bennett According to experts, learning to read depends on acquiring a variety of skills including phonological processing, oral language, and comprehension. The early musical experiences your child gets in Kindermusik can have a significant impact in all these areas.
18 months – 3 years Short highlights – click book cover below.
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3 – 5 years Short highlights – click book cover below.
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Discovering Math through Music by Heidi Gilman Bennett There is no longer any doubt about a significant link between early music instruction and cognitive growth in areas such as math, memory, and spatial-temporal reasoning. It’s even been proven that these cognitive gains increase according to the number of years the student engages in active music learning.
Impact Of Music On Math full e-book version by Deanne Kells, M.A. Click here
Music and Social-Emotional Development by Molia Dumbleton, M.A., M.A. and Heidi Gilman Bennett Involvement in music and movement activities from an early age helps children develop good social and emotional skills. Social and emotional development has also been linked to school-readiness and even higher academic testing scores.