Health Tip: Introduce Your Child to Music

By on March 1, 2010

Listening to music offers many benefits to children, research indicates. Musically inclined kids appear better at math and reading, have shown better focus, improved self-esteem and seem to play better with other children.

The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions for involving your child in music:

  • Listen to music or sing songs while you’re doing chores around the house, driving, or while your child is enjoying playtime.
  • Get some kid-friendly musical instruments and CDs, and have them readily available for your child.
  • Find out if your child’s school or day care incorporates music and singing. Learn the songs your children sing so you can try them at home.
  • Enroll your child in an age-appropriate music class.
  • Take your child to see live music (specifically for young children, if possible), whether at a bookstore, auditorium, library or museum.

Source: HealthDay

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