January 7, 2018 @ 12:52 AM


It goes without saying; you want the best for your child throughout life, but especially during the formative years.  So, you try to involve them in as many enjoyable, constructive activities as possible, soccer, dance, swimming and music lessons.

While all these activities will contribute to a child's physical, intellectual and social development, scientists and educators are beginning to realize that early, positive musical experience is uniquely important for children

Children take to music naturally.  Musical sounds are among the first stimuli an infant responds to and toddlers instinctively weave music into their activities.  Children everywhere bring music into their games, their interactions with other children and adults.

Musical activities provide children with important experiences that can help them develop physical coordination, timing, memory, visual, aural and language skills.  Educators have come to realize that the preschool years are the optimal learning time for developing musical abilities.  Preschoolers love to play and aren't afraid of making mistakes.  They are perfectly adapted at that age to learning through repetition and practice

Early childhood musical activities rely on movements in which the entire body participates.  Because of this total body movement, few other activities in which we engage are as well suited as musical practice for building accuracy, speed, timing, smoothness and coordination of muscle control.

Preparation in the arts will be valuable to students whatever their intended field of study.  The actual practice of arts can engage the imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, develop disciplined effort, and build self-confidence.

So you see, involving your child in musical activities is really a kind of investment in his or her future.

Most people who study music don't go on to become professionals.  But for many of them, music making becomes a life long companion.  Adults who participate in music, whether singing or playing an instrument, find it is fun, as well as relaxing

Kindermusik is a specialized early childhood music program appropriate for newborns to 5 year olds.  For more information contact Shirley at kindermusikwithshirley@gmail.com Ph: 0402 856 109