When watching children who are listening, dancing or moving to music, one can’t help but feel the liveliness, enthusiasm, and joy that is in the presence of the room. Music and movement encourage self-expression, creativity, relationship building, all of which are so important to a child’s social and emotional, and cognitive development.
The reasons to get your child involved in music and movement, are many. Here are some of the benefits:
Music is a language and improves a child’s language development.
Music helps develop memory.
Music and movement enhance growth and build good motor skills.
Music helps with good listening skills, cognitive development and school achievement.
Music and creative movementare social and cultural activities.
Music and movement help children to positively express their emotions; build resiliency.
Music engages the brain for more abstract thinking and mathematics.
*Check out the website below for further information on the benefits of music and movement for your young child.
At our Momstown Pass Holders Music and Movement Program, this week, our mommas and kiddies were experiencing the joy of the Christmas season with silly action songs, enjoyed in the company of friends.
They developed an appreciation of each other, as they sang, laughed, and moved together to songs like: "The More We Get Together", "Shake My Sillies Out", "Head and Shoulders", "Hokey Pokey" and "If You're Happy And You Know It".They also practiced rhythm with rhythm sticks, and used ribbons while involved in creative movement to music. Self-expression and the creativity of the participating children was also enhanced as Christine ended the program with a game of animal charades, and facilitated yoga stretches as well.
As you can see, Momstown teaches children A LOT in a short time frame, incorporating all areas of child development into every lesson and program pillar.
So, if you are interested in joining the Momstown community, stop in to our Belleville location at 100 Station Street to enlist in our many educational and supportive programs and events offered daily.
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