Have you ever wondered how you learned to dance? How you learned to move to the music and feel the beat? One of the first personality traits that children display is this very ability. The heartbeat is the child’s original soundtrack for nine months. It can be widely seen throughout history that when a baby is crying the caretaker will sing and make comforting sounds to calm them down. This innate addressing to music should be valued throughout life as one of the avenues for coping, calming and restoration. The benefits of music are endless and widely known but the emphasis on musical exposure for kids should be even more significant.
Listening to and playing music are both excellent ways to reap the multifaceted benefits of exposure to the arts in general. Kids who have music around them growing up display improved academic, physical and social skills. Exercising the brain, in any capacity, will runneth over into other areas of life – this is especially true at a later stage in life, so why start early? Music is an art that is guaranteed to provide individuals with a variety of advantages to be gained. By integrating music into daily life children can bolster their discipline, patience and self esteem. The worldwide collective aspects of music can expose children to different topics and cultures that may otherwise be difficult to get in touch with.
Why is it especially important that children and kids are exposed to music throughout their life? Not only do children gain the immediate benefits in regards to their physical, mental and emotional health but they also grow up with a therapeutic skill in their back pocket, as it provides excellent support for de-stressing. People who are exposed to playing or listening to music on a regular basis show high levels of intelligence, well being and resilience.