Music is a significant quirk of the human race. It’s all about our cultures; from the pristine times to the advanced, there’s always been music. In tune or not, humans sing and croon, clap and sway, and dance and leap.
Having said that, music also improves one’s mood, decreases pain and anxiety, and facilitates opportunities for emotional expression, it contributes physically and mentally. It does serve a very essential purpose in the human race, music makes one stronger.
Well, it's true music does make one stronger, but what happens when it involves CHILDREN?
A study at the University of Zurich had found out that learning to play a musical instrument facilitates the brain development by increasing the IQ to seven points! Some parts of the brain like the ones that control motor skills, storing audio information, hearing, and memory become larger as a result of learning an instrument and enhances brain development which in turn improves the daily actions like attention, sharpness, emotional awareness, and planning.
A study ripped for better understanding:
In a study, kids within the age of six were divided into four groups. The first group was given school music lessons, the second was given school and private music lessons, the third had absolutely no lessons, and the fourth group was given only art lessons, this was done for over a period of two and a half years.
The results showed that the group which had both the school and the private music lessons had greater memory and vocabulary potential. The group that had art lessons had a very positive effect on the child's visual and spatial memory. Thus, the results concluded that music lessons can influence a child’s cognitive ability in completely unrelated subjects, leading to overall improved academic performance.
When children are exposed to music and songs at a very early stage it benefits them very positively and this plays a significant role in their culture making them smarter. This is applicable for children of all ages:
Music can help kids express.
Parents can intuitively use music to calm and ease children, to express love, joy and happiness and to engage and interact with them better.
Improves child development, social skills and brainpower.
Challenges of adapting socially can be overwhelmed by exposing them to a musical instrument.
It will help them develop social skills like, relate to people, how to work in a team, control, and discipline, and even to appreciate rewards and achievement.
Builds their confidence.
Acquiring a skill on their own will give your child self-belief and confidence. This will help them become better and confident adults.
Writing lyrics or learning a new way to play a certain instrument will allow them to indulge on their creative side, thus making them more ambitious.
Illustrates patience and discipline.
Learning to play an instrument or a song requires a lot of discipline and patience and this comes with loads of practice. Once this habit is acquired, your child automatically gets disciplined and patient.
Having said all of the above, music is a crucial and significant part of a child’s life and has only positive effects. We hope this blog has helped you understand that music can definitely make a child smarter. What are you waiting for? Let your child start his/her musical journey today!