What happens when you strap 14-month olds into front-facing baby carriers and bounce around to “Twist and Shout”? This is what Laura Cirelli did at the University of Toronto, Mississauga as part of a larger study to explore the role of music in early childhood development. What Cirelli found is that moving together to the music created a connection between the baby and the adult, just one of the many benefits of music in a young child’s life.
Additionally, Cirelli explored the soothing effects of lullabies and found that it is not only the child who experiences calm but also the mother!
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Click to read about how exposing your child to music can help in all areas of child development, including their cognitive, language, motor and social-emotional skills. This article explores the essential relationships between music and mathematics, spatial-temporal intelligence and motor development and all the ways that music can benefit your child’s life. At Hands On, children are exposed to all the instruments of the orchestra through musical storytelling that is bound together through a progressive curriculum, developing and strengthening all the skills mentioned in this article. Sign up for a music class today!
Hands On! presents its original program, The Travels of Punchinello. We will accompany Punchinello, the celebrated clown, as he journeys to many countries. Children will enjoy Punchinello’s many antics as he plays musical tricks and entertains us with his beautiful fairy tales drawn from various countries.