There’s little doubt you’ve heard that learning to play an instrument can boost a student’s IQ and overall academic performance. But what you may not know is that taking music classes in the early years also affects a child’s academic success later in life. That’s because a substantial amount of the brain’s development occurs in the first seven years of life, and learning about music in a music class can have a significant impact on that brain development.
Multiple studies have been conducted over the years to determine the effect that music has on the brain. Much of this research has concluded that music classes improve children’s language, math, and reading ability. These wonderful effects are the result of not only listening to music, but through being actively involved in responding to and making music.
Engaging in music from an early age has other additional benefits which include increased connectivity between different parts of the brain and overall increased brain development. Because of the way the Kindermusik curriculum has been so carefully created and integrated, these are just a few of the many cognitive benefits your child receives from being in Kindermusik!
At each Kindermusik class, you can expect for your child to get in a full brain workout! Each of the carefully constructed activities is designed to help develop multiple parts of your child’s brain. Your child will be both challenged and delighted as he or she discovers new ways to play with instruments, recites playful rhymes, learns steps to a new dance, finds patterns in music, and interacts with the other kids and adults. With each and every Kindermusik activity, your child’s brain is stretching and growing.
With all of these incredible benefits to your child’s brain development—not to mention all the fun your little one has in class—it’s no wonder why so many families LOVE Kindermusik!