Friday, April 29, 2016

CTO ... Music Trumps Reading

Jamming with toddlers is a fun thing to do! But did you know that a recent study funded by the Australian Research Council shows that regular informal music-making with very young children may even have benefits above and beyond those of reading?

Check This Out ... In an analysis of data generated from a study involving more than 3,000 children, a University of Queensland team investigated the associations between informal home music education for very young children and later cognitive and social-emotional outcomes.

The team found that informal music-making in the home from the ages of two and three can lead to better literacy, numeracy, social skills, and attention / emotion regulation by the age of five. Last month, the team was awarded the inaugural Music Trust Award for Research into the Benefits of Music Education.

It's really all about the interaction. Whether banging on pots and pan, making up silly songs, dancing to a current favorite song ... just do it. Have fun playing with music!

Read all about it here: Benefits of Jamming with your Toddler

Witness a little informal toddler jam here:

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