These studies show that playing an instrument actually changes how the brain interprets and integrates a wide range of sensory information, especially for those who start before age 7.
Music has also been shown to raise the serotonin levels in the brain. Let’s face it, music feels good!
The complexity of the human brain is truly remarkable and the ability for parents to gather information and knowledge about it is at an all time high.
How much music is in your life? When was the last time you heard live music? It could be at the farmers market or at the local bar, it doesn’t matter where, it just matters how often.
I had a musician come to my preschool this past week. He had asked me beforehand to make these little sparkler wands for the kids to use when he was there.
Wow…it was so great to watch the kids shaking their wands and moving their bodies to the beat!
I was having a tough day because I wasn’t feeling well when he arrived and once he strummed that guitar, my stress fell away.
Soon I was waving my sparkler wand and loving every minute of it right along with the kids. I am serious, I felt so much better, physically and emotionally!
Think about the amount of music in your life and the life of your child. Expose your children to music. Sing to your children.
Music is joy and joy is what life is all about. Increase the amount of music in your life and the amount of joy will increase too.
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