The developing brain is wired to learn as the body moves.  To achieve the precision of the mature brain, stimulation in the form of movement and sensory experiences during the early developing years is necessary.  Providing children with sensory-motor experiences, including activities that integrate visual information, sound, and find-motor movements, stimulate and strengthen the brain’s wiring patterns.  When children play instruments, movement and sound come together to create a rich, multisensory experience.

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Music and Movement at Kindermusik

Tips for parents:

Who knew that playing instruments could have such significant impact on brain development and learning?!  To inspire this kind of learning (and fun!) at home, it takes nothing more than a few favorite instruments and a few favorite recordings on the iPod or CD.  For ideas for child-safe instruments, go to the Kindermusik Store and shop by age.

– Contributed by Theresa Case, whose Greenville, SC program, Kindermusik at Piano Central Studios, is proudly among the top 1% of Kindermusik programs worldwide.

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