It is normal that we see a baby dance every time we play music at home, we have already talked about dancing in children and how it is a spontaneous response when listening to music. But today we are going to talk about the true influence that music has on children and the advantages they have for their interpersonal, motor and cognitive developments.
Babies can listen since they are in the mother’s womb. Being the ear one of their most developed senses, they pay special attention to differences in tone and rhythm, such as the internal sounds of breathing, heartbeat, etc. And external, such as the reverberation of the mother’s voice through the membrane that covers the belly to the amniotic fluid. This is a pre-verbal communication that involves the auditory and proprioceptive channels, involving sound, music, movement and causing different motor responses depending on the intensity of the sound. One way or another they manage to identify sound by the waves that are transmitted from pregnancy.
Music is a basic instrument for parents and educators in general, since it is the best vehicle to transmit any type of learning in a playful way. It has the property of inducing emotional states that help us to position ourselves in the environment and forge our personality. The one that provokes these emotions, besides favoring the motor and intellectual development. We could all say that there is a type of music or music in general that when they put it on it is as if something inside us is activated and we cannot avoid moving to the rhythm of this because it fills us with energy and joy. This way it can happen with the children, to introduce them to music as this fun element to evaluate their responses to the sounds and perform therapies or induce learning through music.
During childhood, skills are expanded more easily and quickly, since a child’s brain is much more plastic and active than an adult’s. From an early age, stimulating your child with music can have many benefits in its development. Some of the skills or benefits generated by the introduction of music at an early age are:
You can see changes at the physiological level (brain rhythm, circulation, breathing, digestion, metabolism, muscle tone, immune system or neuronal activity),
Development of a strong emotional bond that stimulates your emotional intelligence. On a psychological level, he awakens and develops emotions and feelings that can modify his mood and promote reflection, in addition to promoting self-control.
Intellectually, music favors the capacity for attention and concentration. It increases your performance at work and stimulates memory, analysis, synthesis and reasoning, and therefore, learning.
In addition, greater precision is achieved to perceive and abstract visual and auditory stimuli, develop a sense of order and facilitate creativity.