It is not today that music has been singled out as one of the areas of knowledge that most stimulate child development. The musical language promotes the integration between body and mind, sensitivity and reason, technique and creativity. The sum of these factors contributes to communication, expression and body awareness, socialization and emotional security. Want to find out more about the benefits of musical experience in child development? Follow the reading!
In childhood, the literacy stage can be stimulated with children’s songs, especially in those where syllables are rhymed and repetitive, as they help the child understand the meaning of each word. In addition, music increases the power of concentration and memory, stimulates logical reasoning and enhances the pace of language learning. This is possible because it, as the temporal sequence of articulated sounds, is directly related to language. That is, it is similar to discourse not only in the connection of sounds, but also in the organization of concrete structures.
Like all other events in the human body, music is the result of a brain interpretation. In this way, the richer it is in harmony (diversity of sounds in music – treble, medium and bass), timbres and rhythms, the more stimulated will be the brains of those who hear them. Therefore, expanding children’s repertoire, exposing them to songs with different styles, origins, and instruments, is a great way to exercise your brain field.
Expression and body awareness
Not only does cognitive ability benefit from musical stimulation. Expression and body awareness too! The child learns to coordinate their movements according to the different rhythms, which develops their motor coordination.
In this sense, music is very stimulating because:
- They are both exercise and play in the brain, helping in memorization;
- They help to develop speech and body awareness;
- They allow children to explore universes and varied subjects, which interpret the world through fantasy.
In addition, the creation of simple percussion instruments (triangles, drums and bells) is able to help children to explore sounds in a practical way. Using a recorder to record and reproduce them helps the child to develop vocal expression and self-awareness, since the voice is one of the personal, non-transferable human fingerprints.
Socialization and emotional security through music
Did you know that music can be part of the routine of children from the first months of life?
A good tip: until the age of 7, give preference to lullabies in higher tones, since the child in this age group, perceives them better. The benefits of incorporating music into the reality of children are already felt even before school, because it is able to comfort, arouse affection and strengthen bonds of trust with parents and family. In the first years of school, in turn, activities involving music facilitates the process of socializing the child, still quite attached to his own ego.
It is possible, through it, to resolve relationship conflicts, encourage the spirit of cooperation and empathy among colleagues. In addition to overcoming barriers such as indiscipline, shyness, insecurity, increasing fluidity in the expression of emotions, wills and helping in the formation of the personality. More details.
Why use music at school
Parents and teachers can use music in various situations as a way to communicate to children that it is time to listen to a story, take a shower and apologize to a colleague, do an artistic activity or sleep. The strategy is also used to introduce and fix learning (as we have seen, singing facilitates the memorization) in a light, playful and spontaneous way, leading the child’s energy and mood according to what each moment asks for.