“In today’s world, filled with myriad parenting methods and high-tech toys that promise to enhance infant development, it is easy to overlook how fundamental the time-honoured practice of music is for all children—starting pre-birth. Music is crucial for babies in every developmental sense: with regards to communication and language; emotional and social well-being, and even motor skills. But, it is only relatively recently that science has begun to elaborate, in more detail, the true extent of its significance.”
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Scroll down in this link to find a concise and well-referenced outline of the way young children’s brain use music to grow. There are also some great suggestions and tips from the author of The Music Miracle, Lisa Henriksson-Macaulay.
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