How music and dance can help your child’s development

“Music and dance are all your child needs.”

In today’s internet-friendly world, children are spending more time on their tech devices and less time playing physically. They consistently interact with different kids through the internet, discover new games, and almost forget about their parents.

Many become socially addicted and as a result, they spend 90% of their free time in front of a laptop or mobile phone. They are slowly losing their moral attributes such as sympathy, kindness, respect, and kindness.

Children begin to make a sense of the world even before they leave their mother’s womb. They begin to recognize several noises and vibration patterns and their first response is mostly through the movement of their body. A baby within the womb lives to the pattern of its mother’s heartbeat.

“Music and dance find their way into the secret places of the heart and soul.”

Children like to move around and make noise, but did you know it’s a vital part of their development. Performing arts such as dancing, singing, and playing music are part of a child’s process of growing up and discovering special qualities of their bodies.

It teaches youngsters a different way to connect with other people, objects, and also the world around them. When they are more grown-up, children learn new things like sounds, words, and patterns through music.

They explore some of their physical movements through dance. These activities are important for their physical development and stimulating healthy connections to their evolving brain. Introducing kids to soothing songs, fantastic beats and pleasant music gives them an amazing opportunity to communicate with others in a better way. 

They develop good listening and social skills that prepare them in advance for the extra co-curricular activities to be held in school.

“Dance is the joy of movement and the heart of life.”

When a toddler dances, they are amazed by the movement of their bodies. They begin to experiment with different motions such as walking, sliding, and jumping. Also, they learn some additional movements such as twisting, bobbing, and bending which ultimately becomes a part of their regular play.

Dancing causes different muscles to work together in coordination thereby strengthening their core. Children learn to coordinate and control their bodies through dance.

While producing music kids become far more engaged and productive than when they simply listen to songs. Using different musical instruments boosts their creativity tenfold thereby enhancing their social skills. 

“Without music and dance, life is a journey through a desert.

With youngsters spending more time in front of screens rather than physically playing, music and dance encourage them to be more curious and imaginative. This innovative outlet offers them opportunities to learn about other cultures as well. Happy, nervous, or tired?

Participating in innovative activities helps kids harness their emotions and express their feelings more openly. Music and dance are incredible opportunities for kids who aren’t able to put their thoughts into words.

Children can’t continuously communicate their feelings through words, thus it is useful for them to own a healthy outlet for their emotions. Playing music, singing and dancing are important for improving children’s self-esteem and confidence.

Young musicians and dancers learn different skills like balance, control, and flexibility. Dancing is a good aerobic exercise that helps in stress reduction, physical fitness, and overall health. 

“Dancing frees the body to float along with the music and to cast off stress.”

Dancing helps facilitate routine activities and transitions, like gathering kids into a circle or making them understand the importance of group activity. Soothing music calms and relaxes kids, whereas a happening beat arouses in them feelings of energetic warm-ups and exercises.

Music and dance are some of those social activities that allow kids to feel part of the group. As kids grow music brings another dimension of beauty into their lives. Their taste in music changes with time. Allowing them to choose their own personal music according to their likes and dislikes.

Exposure to upbeat music improves a children’s ability to learn thereby enhancing his psychological, cognitive, and physical development.

“We should train kids in the music and dance of our legends. That’s how we can keep the tradition alive.”

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