Friday, April 20, 2012

Music and Young Children

Music is such a joy and benefits us in so many ways.
  • Music teaches rhythm, which is a math concept.
  • Music teaches language skills because it uses words and can even tell a story.
  • Moving to music helps children learn body awareness, and develops their large motor skills.
  • Physical movement develops large motor skills.
Daisy Says "Here We Go 'round the Mulberry Bush"There are many songs such as "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" that give instructions which can help children learn to listen and follow directions. Songs also encourage speech development and expand vocabulary. Watch your child as you sing or say a rhyme. Even babies will join in by making sounds.

At the library we have storytimes where children can learn to sit still and pay attention while musical fingerplays are presented and stories are read.

We have a large collection of Children's Music on CD for you to take home and enjoy with your children.  Look for the CD called, 50 Nursery Rhyme Songs by Countdown Kids.
Your child was made to move!

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