We're always reading up on the latest studies detailing how music effects cognitive function and ability, so we were pleased to see this article in Healthy Living How To entitled; '7 ways music benefits your heart , brain, and health'
There were two studies detailed, which demonstrated that music education at an early age stimulates the child’s brain in a number of ways that helps to improve verbal skills, communication skills and visual skills.
One looked at 4 to 6 year olds who were subject to one month of musical training that included training in rhythm, pitch, melody, voice and basic musical concepts resulted in enhanced ability to understand words and explain their meaning. Another used subjects that were 8 to 11 years old, and found that those who were involved in extra-curricular music classes were developing higher verbal IQ’s and their visual ability was greater than those who were not receiving the training.
So there we have it, further proof that music training encourages early devlopment of literacy. To book one of our bespoke learnthrumusic courses for your school, follow the link here http://www.learnthrumusiccourses.co.uk
To read the full article http://healthylivinghowto.com/1/post/2014/03/7-ways-music-benefits-your-heart-brain-health.html
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