Musical training enhances auditory processing, leading to better verbal skills and increased reading ability:
- Adults who had musical training as a child (but did not necessarily continue playing music as an adult) still have better brainstem responses to sound. This indicates that changes in the brain in response to early musical training are long-lasting.(Skoe and Kraus, 2012)
- University students with musical training before the age of 12 had better verbal memory than people with no musical training (Chan et al., 1998)
- Children with at least 3 years of musical training performed better on vocabulary tests than children with no musical training.There was a positive correlation between duration of musical study and performance on test; in other words, the longer the child had studied music, the more likely she was to do well on the vocabulary test. (Forgeard et al., 2008)
Musical training leads to increased spatial and mathematical abilities:
- Children given 6 months of piano training had improved spatial-temporal reasoning abilities and were faster at learning proportional math concepts taught in a video-game format. ( Graziano et al.,1999)
- Musicians doing mental math use different parts of the brain than non-musicians: there is more activation in the left fusiform gyrus (used for shape processing) and the left prefrontal cortex (which is the site for working memory). (Schmidthorst and Holland, 2004)
Musical training leads to improvements in executive function: attention, discipline, and working memory:
- Children given twenty sessions of musical training over a month showed an improvement on an executive function task testing working memory and response inhibition. (Moreno et al., 2011)
- Musical training leads to improvements in working memory (Bergman Nutley et al., 2013)
Making music improves mood, decreases levels of stress hormones, and boosts the immune system:
- Choir singers, after rehearsing, have increased levels of immune system markers, decreased levels of stress hormones, and better mood. (Beck et al., 2000; Kreutz et al., 2004)
- Singers after a singing lesson report feeling more joyful, relaxed and energetic. (Grape et al., 2003)
Young children are uniquely suited to learning a second language. The developing brain is hard-wired to acquire language. Never again will it be this natural or this easy!
The gift of language is an investment that lasts a lifetime!
Young learners enrich their lives and open doors to their future by gaining:
- An expanded world view
- Greater intercultural appreciation and sensitivity
- The ability to learn additional languages more easily
- A competitive edge in future markets and the global marketplace
Children Learn A Second Language Naturally
Exposing your child to a second language while young allows him or her to optimize his or her learning potential, helping to shape the brain at its most flexible stage. Young children are uniquely suited to learning a second language. Learning a second language at a young age is cognitively as easy as learning a first language.
Chiar dacă multora le este greu să creadă, Learn With Music este un curs potrivit și pentru cei mai mici, anume grupa de vârstă cuprinsă între 6 luni – 2 ani, Babies. Activitățile pentru clasa bebelușilor sunt diferite, iar rolul părinților este deosebit de important întrucât cei mici au nevoie costant de ajutor din partea lor.
Clasele pentru Babies încep să se aglomereze în centrele Learn With Music din țară. Vă oferim un mic insight de la orele bebelușilor:
Vă așteptăm să veniți cu încredere la clasele noastre pentru cei mici!