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Benefits of Kindermusik

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Click here to download a chart detailing the developmental benefits of each Kindermusik core curriculum: Village, Our Time, Imagine That!, and Kindermusik for the Young Child.

Your infant, toddler, or preschooler will truly benefit from Kindermusik classes.

Behold . . . the Power of Kindermusik!

Okay, we know weíre being a bit dramatic. But the research about music and childrenís development is truly stunning. More and more, the eyes of the research community turn to music as a vehicle to deliver a learning experience to children.

The bottom line: early, positive, and age-appropriate experiences with music - like a Kindermusik program - can have a remarkable and research-proven impact on your childís:

  • language and literacy skills (vocabulary, comprehension, listening, expression)
  • social and emotional development
  • mathematics and pattern-recognition skills
  • ability to plan, guide, and self-regulate their behavior

Have a look . . .

Music & Literacy

According to experts, learning to read depends on acquiring a variety of skills including phonological processing, oral language, and comprehension. The early musical experiences your child gets in Kindermusik can have a significant impact in all these areas.

Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading (short highlights) - age 18 months to 3 years
Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading (full research paper) - age 18 months to 3 years
Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading (short highlights)  - age 3-5 years
Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading (full research paper) - age 3-5 years

by Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D. and Heidi Gilman Bennett

Music & Math

There is no longer any doubt about a significant link between early music instruction and cognitive growth in areas such as math, memory, and spatial-temporal reasoning. Itís even been proven that these cognitive gains increase according to the number of years the student engages in active music learning.

Discovering Mathematics Through Music (short highlights) - age 18 months to 3 years
Discovering Mathematics Through Music (short highlights) - age 3-5 years

by Heidi Gilman Bennett

The Impact of Music on Mathematics Achievement (full research paper)

by Deanne Kells, M.A.

Music & Social-Emotional Development

Involvement in music and movement activities from an early age helps children develop good social and emotional skills. Social and emotional development has also been linked to school-readiness and even higher academic testing scores.

Music & Social-Emotional Development (short highlights) - age 18 months to 3 years
Music & Social-Emotional Development (short highlights) - age 3-5 years
Music & Social-Emotional Development (full research paper)

by Molia Dumbleton, M.A., M.A. and Heidi Gilman Bennett

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