Published: Thursday 05 May 2022
There are lots of benefits to everyone involved in Music and Movement sessions, whether you're the instructor, the parents or the children taking part.
In this blog post we're looking at the key benefits for the babies and toddlers in Music and Movement classes or workshops. As someone who may be considering training to teach and lead Music and Movement classes, how wonderful knowing you are introducing these fantastic benefits to a young child's life!
Here's just a few of the amazing benefits that Music and Movement can bring to a baby or toddler's development:
- Develops a feeling of being loved, respected and secure
- Develops baby's and toddler’s visual and audible understanding of language
- Develops baby and toddlers understanding of melody, rhythm, and rhyme
- Increases positive learning skills i.e following instructions, turn taking.
- Develops fine motor skills
- Increases social emotional intelligence
- Develops early language development
- Enhances speech development
- Enhances confidence of independent play
- Enhances fine motor skills
- Enhances literacy skills
- Promotes relaxation and reduces social anxiety
- Develops positive attitude to physical play and exercise
- Helps encourage focus and discipline
- Improves quality of sleep, in particular nap time after sessions
- Strengthens relationship with music and movement into further education
- Improves confidence within group settings
- Offers effective bonding opportunities with specific age group
- Offers opportunity for socialisation in groups
- Aids and supports general development
Wow - it's an impressive list! If you're a parent, we hope you're encouraged to head out to a local Music and Movement class. If you're thinking you'd like to lead Music and Movement sessions then head over to the information about our Music and Movement Instructor course. It's an online, self-paced course which comes with an excellent programme of support.