Your baby is your world. Toddlers bring joy to your home and life. They are playful, like to have fun, observe what is around, and learn new things early in their life. They start identifying rhythmic poems and rhymes and even dance to the music beat. And why not when music makes them happy and touches their beautiful souls. Besides identifying rhythm, your bundle of joy learns to think, thus improving their mental process and reasoning ability. All of these aspects help in your toddler’s early development. Poems told in musical form help your little one to grasp social skills, introduce the idea of storytelling, and improve language development. Read on to learn about the many benefits of music for your kiddo.
Helps to learn numbers and basic literacy
During your baby’s development phase, she learns to identify the difference between various sounds. Toddlers learn to recognize the sound of papa talking, mama laughing, birds chirping, and the puppy whining. Soon they learn to differentiate their mom’s voice from others in the family. When you expose your little ones to music and rhymes, it improves their ability to make sense of words and sounds.
Sing nursery rhymes to your kiddo to help her recognize different sound patterns and grasp new things through repetition. Your kids learning songs will help them to look forward to which song will play next or which poem is next in order. It helps them to put things in a pattern or sequence. Mastering some of these skills will help your kid build the foundation of basic numeracy and literacy.
Improves your kid’s sensory development
It is true that colors, tastes, and textures help in the child’s sensory development. The same rule applies when it comes to music. When toddlers hear various types of music, it helps in creating pathways between their brain and cells. The impact increases when you relate music to various activities such as clapping, laughing, dancing and moving. To boost their sensory skills, introduce your kiddo to musical poems, stories, and rhymes. Try it from the early stage of their development. If you do not have so much time, you can appoint a trained person to teach music to your kids.
Helps in developing coordination
It does not matter if your infant cannot make sense of a song’s lyrics. She can move to the music’s beautiful rhythm. Your kid learns to dance when a specific song is played that she likes to listen. Babies may also have a fondness for specific parts of a song or specific musical instruments played. When your kiddo moves with the sound of music, it helps to improve her gross motor and fine motor skills. If the beat of the song is amusing, your kid may also jump up and down with the rhythm. It helps in the development of strength, coordination, and balance. When you move to the music beat, your toddler mimics you, thus improving their eye and hand coordination.
Kids always love to learn new poems, rhymes through music and song. They soon learn to play in the company of other kids. It is a wonderful experience to see your toddler grow with the sound of music.