All the Ways that Music and Movement are Vital for Children
As one part of Prime Time’s Prime Connection enrichment program, our Prime Time on the Move is an integral competent which focuses on different forms within this area. We know that music is attractive to children and well suited for their development. Pictures of our Edgewater Prime Time Music and Movement enrichment activities illustrate why we introduce even our youngest students to musical instruments and types of music. In early childhood education we know that music is a language and young children are oriented toward learning language. The melodic and rhythmic patterns provide a special kind of exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Who among us first learned the ABC’s without the ABC song?
Music transmits culture and is an avenue by which beloved songs, rhymes, and dances can be passed down from one generation to another.
Music evokes movement, and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.