We are so excited to announce this fabulous and informative new virtual Kindermusik class! This specialty class for new parents of babies up to 6 months provides a sense of community, resources and support right from the comfort of your own home. Discover musical ways to support your baby’s development and foster bonding during this crucial time.
Here is a sneak peek into our new virtual infant class content on day one:
- Class greeting ritual
- Intentional touch
- Tummy/floor time
- Movement activity
- Instrument play
- Vocal play and signing
- Kindermusik Online introduction
- Closing ritual
Be on the look out for bonuses and exciting announcements about this new virtual Kindermusik class in the coming weeks!
How Does Music Help a Baby Develop?
In particular, musical experiences can help a baby develop linguistic skills ahead of their peers. The University of Washington conducted a study on 9 month old children, and the takeaways included enhanced brain recognition of new speech patterns. In short, the rhythmic patterns presented in baby music classes helped young children recognize speech patterns, because language has inherent rhythm. Researchers chose tunes in triple meter for the purposes of their study.
Music classes can also help young children develop socially. In this case, children will be making music and dabbling with rhythms alongside their parents and sibling, which has immense benefits for their emotional and social development. Students joining us for Kindermusik classes at our studio in Mississauga have the benefit of interacting with peers in a communal sense.
There’s also the fact that when children are engaging with rhythm instruments and other purposeful toys, their motor skills will develop more quickly. It’s a great opportunity for your child to expend some of his or her bottomless energy supply in a wholesome and practical way.
Will Music Really Make Your Baby Smarter?
Many studies have been done to this end, and all are either inconclusive or poorly conducted. If your primary reason for enrolling your child in music lessons is to make the child smarter, you could accomplish this goal through other means.
Music classes do have cognitive benefits, but the more important result is that it prods their musical curiosity. You may encourage a lifetime of enjoyment in piano, guitar, violin, or another instrument in your child, and that is certainly worth the early investment.
Self esteem is another overlooked aspect of musical training, and that is perhaps because it is hard to quantify “confidence.” Children who can play and enjoy instruments at an advanced level will have more self-confidence, and this will continue into your child’s adulthood (where it will be even more pronounced).
For more information about lessons and classes at Sing Music Studio, please get in touch.