Dance is a good resource not only to play and have fun with children but also to stimulate their physical and emotional development, when we dance and move we are not only having fun but also stimulating our gross motor skills. From a very young age we can see how when we play music and our son is present, it is as if the spark of inspiration ignites, they are not only happy but spontaneous movements begin to emerge, no matter if your child listens to instrumental music and begins to move as if it were salsa, that’s your imagination moving to the rhythm of the music.
Dancing is one of the activities that more pleasure can wake up in children. The child who dances rejoices and establishes a bond with his companion, be it a friend, his mother or his father. Your child makes connections from the transmission of affection and love and what better way to do it than through fun, dancing and movement around the rhythm of a beautiful melody. The most beautiful thing about dancing in children is that they do it without worries, there is no reason to be ashamed and this is what allows them to enjoy it even more.
If you wonder why this reflection of children in front of music, I will explain a bit: According to an investigation by Marcel Zentner and his colleagues at the University of York, we are born with a disposition to move in response to music. The study was conducted by observing a group of babies and young children, between five months and two years of age. According to Zentner, it is the rhythm rather than the melody that produces an answer, their reactions go to the side of a smile, even “the more they synchronize their movements with the music, the more the children smile.” So it drives and stimulates your children To enjoy the idea of moving to the rhythm of music, teach and show how fun it is to enjoy it.
Some of the advantages of dancing in children:
-Favors stability and sense of balance.
-Promotes the coordination, memory and concentration of your children. A study from the University of Wyoming says that the more coordination skills in front of the dance your child has, the better his mathematical abilities will be.
-Contributes to the sense of rhythm and musical hatred.
-The best reason is that it stimulates self-esteem, allows your child to be happier and to be inspired.