Growing Bookworms – Developmental benefits of music for young children

Today, I am over at Writing to be Read with a post about the developmental benefits of music for young children. Thanks for hosting, Kaye Lynne Booth.

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When I was at school, we had music lessons during which we learned to play certain easy songs on an instrument like a recorder or a xylophone. We were also taught to sing musical notes in much the same way as Maria teaches the von Trapp children to sing notes in the film The Sound of Music.

I can remember listening to stories that taught me and my classmates about musical instruments and the different sounds they make. Peter and the Wolf comes to mind, as well as my personal favourite, Sparky’s Magic Piano.

If you are interested in watching Sparky’s Magic Piano, or have a child you would like to share it with, you can watch it here:

I always wanted to learn how to play the piano. Our neighbour started teaching me once and I was getting along nicely, but then we moved to another town and the…

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22 thoughts on “Growing Bookworms – Developmental benefits of music for young children

  1. We didn’t have music lessons when I was a child, Robbie, although I always wanted to learn to play an instrument. We could learn by taking private lessons but I never did. It is a shame, but I enjoy music nonetheless and keep thinking that perhaps I will get involved in something more musical at some point… Thanks for sharing your memories and advice!

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  2. Wonderful post, Robbie. The Sound of Music is a favorite in our home. As you already know from my book, I sang when I was younger and so does my daughter. She and I took piano and guitar lessons years ago, but my son is the techie. My husband still says that he’d love to learn the guitar. 🙂 It’s never too late. I still have mine and we have a piano, but he’s busy with his motorcycles and I’m busy with writing. Maybe someday, those instruments will come alive again. And I do agree that learning how to play an instrument and read music is completely mathematical. I admire all musicians. Thanks for sharing. I’m not sure how I missed this post. 🥰

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