People usually associate dance and music as hobbies or fun activities only for kids. Children love to move around and make noises. But these can also play r critical role in the development. Dancing, singing and playing music are part of a child’s process of growing up and learning what their bodies can do. It also teaches children how to interact with other people, objects and the world around them.

Key Benefits of Dance & Music

1. Music and dance engages the brain

Children learn new things, like sounds, words and patterns through music. And with dance, they can explore and control their body movements.  These activities are important for physical development and stimulate connections in the growing brain.

2. It helps improve communication skills

Bringing together kids with songs, rhymes and actions lets them discover how to interact and connect with others.  They develop listening and social skills that will give them self-confidence.

3. Music and Dance allows kids to express themselves

Engaging in creative activities lets kids release their emotions and express their feelings.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for children who aren’t yet able put their thoughts into words.

4. It helps foster physical skills

Young musicians and dancers learn skills like balance, control and coordination.  Singing and movement is also good aerobic exercise- linked to stress reduction, physical fitness and overall good health.

5. Music and dance contribute to creativity and imagination

With children spending more time in front of screens rather than physically playing, music and dance encourages them to be curious and imaginative.  This creative outlet can also give them opportunities to learn about other cultures through the arts.


How Music can Help your Kids

Following are some of the points that music can help improve for your kids –

  • Self-confidence: Being able to go from learning notes and rhythms to producing meaningful music instills in your child a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence
  • Problem Solving and Logical reasoning: Learning the basics of musical language and interpreting a work through performance teaches your child the ability to understand a problem through logical reasoning and reach an appropriate solution.
  • Music helps in higher studies: Research shows piano students are better equipped to comprehend mathematical and scientific concepts.
  • Using symbols: Learning to read, write and interpret musical notation strengthens the use of other symbol systems such as mathematics and language.
  • Making value judgements: Learning to comprehend, consider and evaluate in music can help your child make informed decisions and uphold value judgments in other aspects of life.

How Dance can Help your Kids

Following are some of the points that music can help improve for your kids –

  • Emotional Maturity: Dance promotes psychological health and maturity. Children enjoy the opportunity to express their emotions and become aware of themselves and others through creative movement.
  • Cognitive Development: Young children will create movement spontaneously when presented with movement ideas or problems that can be solved with a movement response. Movement provides the cognitive loop between the idea, problem, or intent and the outcome or solution.
  • Increase dexterity: Kids who take different dance classes such as ballet, tap, or hip-hop will see an increase in muscle tone, flexibility, and stamina.
  • Help improve creativity: When kids learn new choreography, they also learn how to move their bodies and express themselves. Different forms of dance introduce kids to new cultures and different forms of movement. Kids might be inspired to improvise their own dance routine and express their creativity further.

Apart from all these benefits, dance and music are very good choices as future career options as well. So, if your kid turns out to be talented and interested, they can surely pursue them for long term also.

Team WondrYears

29-07-2021 12:55 PM

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