Now, what if someone told you that there was a way to improve your child’s learning for free, would you not be interested to listen? You would, probably. And even if it does not come for free, perhaps you still would, as long as it will benefit your child’s education. Fortunately for parents like you, it does come for free!
So what is “it”? Well, it here means music. Singing, playing, and listening to music, all these activities have long been proven to produce positive effects on a child’s academic performance. In fact, even children as young as newborns benefit from music.
Many researchers, in fact, believe that music has many other positive effects that are yet to be discovered, which is why studies on music are still being conducted today. To convince you of the importance of music education for your child, here are some of the findings of the studies conducted on the relationship of music education and children’s academic performance.
One of the studies showed that a group of students who had piano training scored higher in math by 27%. Another one showed that the young students who either play or sing in school bands are have less tendency to drink or smoke. It was also proven that exposure to music has a soft of soothing effect as it can change the mood of a child. The schools that implement music education which involves the students constantly being exposed to music reported that the number of cases involving fights and arguments between students was reduced considerably.
Countless surveys have come up with one and the same conclusion that most students find it easier to study when a music class is incorporated in their curriculum. Playing music also serves as the outlet of students, as it becomes their form of self-expression, helping them control their emotions better. Likewise, if your child learns to study music, he can produce the same effects while he is in class, such as the ability to listen and understand lessons easier. Bottomline here is that providing music education for your child will improve his performance and behavior, both in school and at home. Who knows, maybe the next time you see your child when you get home, there will be more than one star stamped on the back of his hand.