Babies learn about sound before birth
After birth, babies recognise many sounds that they have heard in the womb. This is because hearing develops from around 22 weeks! So, even before birth, children learn about musical sounds, like mum's heart beat and the surrounding underwater, fluid sounds. They can also hear differences in familiar voices and sounds, like mum, dad, hoovering and songs. Music is one of the things that makes us human, something that makes us different to other animals. But, it is also a skill that, if not developed, can be lost. Musicaliti's research-based program uses what we know about both child development and music education to help both you and your child to reach your true potential!
Keeping your child actively and regularly involved in music
Music helps your child to develop in so many areas, recognising beauty in life. Along with body language, music is also one of the first languages that we recognise at birth. In fact, music has even been found to help people learn language!
Recognising sound and silence prepares us for learning to manage and understand time. Repeating phrases and music lines develops our understanding of patterns. Tapping the beat is our first introduction to the rhythm we need for walking, counting, dancing, even using scissors!
Different sounds and textures (timbres) of instruments introduces us to ideas in science. Children making up their own songs introduces them to the creativity needed for inventions and technology. Old songs introduce ideas and events from history. Different world songs and instruments teach us about geography and even biology.
The teacher that excludes music from their curriculum limits their student's potential – and these limitations have long-term, long-lasting effects.
The Musicaliti program
The Musicaliti curriculum was written for children from birth to approximately 7 years old. We use the latest research on child development theory and music education in every session. This ensures that at any age, your little one/s can confidently join in with activities where they will be successful! Musically, they gradually develop the skills needed to start grade 1 instrumental lessons from the age of 7/8 years old. This helps them because:
- By playing music regularly, singing, tapping, strumming, bowing, blowing … children improve their fine motor co-ordination, memory development and self-control, as well as feel-good hormones that relax and refresh!
- Research also shows that starting to play music BEFORE you turn 4 years old makes learning easier!
- Many successful people have had music training, from sports people, creative, political, business and even royal people! There seems to be a relationship between KEEPING A BEAT and SUCCESS involving THINKING CREATIVELY!
Spending time in any activity helps you to get better at doing it. When we move, we get fit. When we paint, we express ourselves. And when we play music, we learn AND do, at the same time! Music helps so many essential skills, like maths and literacy, planning and relaxing, playing and working, sharing and giving.
Few other activities can influence every area of our lives, and can prepare you for a lifetime of success. What a gift to give your child!