How Music Can Enhance A Child’s Skills And Personality
Music has an immense power over the physiological and psychological processes like focus, cognition, confidence, optimistic motivations, empathy and ethics. A child’s first association with music begins in the form of lullabies sung by the mother and then learning and imbibing mantras and Shlokas from their grandparents. They gradually progress and form their own association with fast-track metallic music. Therefore, introducing good and non-stimulating music to kids of all ages is a beneficial approach for the development of their overall capabilities and personal.
Infants And Music
Babies recognise a melody and get attracted to that music much before they get to memorize the words. The moment they start moving, their only destination is to reach the sound spectrum from where the sound emits. Listening to music from infancy promotes development of a higher degree of motor skills, increased 10 and a delightful mind.
However, long and loud tunes may overstimulate babies and they then may develop a revulsion for music. Hence, it is essential to sing soft short lullabies at frequent intervals to make their life more productive ahead. So, try making up one or two lines on bathing, dressing, eating, and sing to them while you perform these activities.
Toddlers And Music
It is highly recommended to provide training with musical instruments at this age to improve brain power, retention and interests in all walks of life. Toddlers love to dance and move to the rhythm, depending on what’s played or sung in the family environment. They laugh at silly songs, tap their feet and jump to the mid beats songs and even do the slow dance on the slow/sad tracks. However, it’s very important to direct them towards rhythmic, melodious and creative music.
Choosing The Right Music
In the west, a new music genre known as, problem music’ has emerged. It is a fusion of metal music, heavy pop, pathetic blues and country. By listening to these tracks children are getting involved in drug addiction and other delinquencies. Since children are generally fascinated by rock, pop, jazz and metallic music, which drains their energy and pushes them into bad emotions, it is the duty of the parents to guide them towards gentle, soft, and standardized melodies to reap the best benefits of music.
Benefits Of Music For School Going Children
Research has proved that certain musical compositions help in enhancing the performance of various mental tasks and thus it is recommended that the sonata for two pianos must be heard by students to boost concentration levels.
Promotes Language Skills
Vocal or voice music plays a vital role in developing command over various languages and accents in children. As India is blessed with so many state languages, music sung by children in different languages cultivates the indigenous oratory ability which is good for achieving success in the long run.
Eliminates Destructive And Negative Emotions
According to some sources, Indian raga music has the power to melt the existing bad or unnecessary emotions that prevents a person from feeling good. Some specific raga structure (fixed combination of notes) when listened for a long period alleviates anger, dilemma and stress among children and uplifts their mood for good.
Eminent literary and creative personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Jatin Das, Walt Disney and Einstein all were in touch with music. Likewise, musicians like Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Shubha Mudgal, Aman Ah are considered to be innovative painters and dancers as well. Musical tunes nurture the innovative side of the brain among children enabling them to think out-of the-box.
Research indicates that the brain of a musician even as a child, works differently than that of a non- musician. Hence, an appropriate grasp of music can lead to tremendous motor skills, cognitive functions, and better understanding. A researcher ¡n Toronto University tested 12 six years olds in their first grade, giving piano and voice lessons to one group and keeping another group non-musical. After nine months, results showed an average of three points higher 10 in the music learning kids than the normal non-musical group.