If your children this winter have learned so many beautiful songs to kindergarten or to the performances of Christmas and end of year at primary school, now is the time to learn a few songs for the summer. Every culture, every, time, latitude each can boast of songs dedicated to children, but without a shadow of doubt, the ones that go straight to the heart, the sweetest, most sincere, genuine and devoid of rhetoric are the childrens songs.
We have learned in kindergarten, and today is our children who teach us. The songs sang by little to our mothers are etched in our mind or in our shared history, why not teach her children. Will be proud to sing the same song that his mother, when she was small, devoted grandmother and there will be no sweeter gift to be received for Children's Day. The songs, along with poems, are in fact the ultimate form of expression that allows us to express the harmonious order of the notes on what each brings to the heart.
Notes and melodies that act on the mood and emotions is well known, but in recent years several scientific studies have confirmed the beneficial effects of music on the body and mind, and in some cases, revealed a number of advantages, especially for developing psycho -Physical children. Researchers at the University of Liverpool have discovered that music, not only improves control over emotions, but it increases the ability to concentrate and learn. The result has emerged from two separate studies in which it was possible to observe the patterns of brain activity in children musicians and non-musicians. In an initial investigation, through an MRI, they have confronted some behavioral tests and brain scans with the IQ and the information resulting from the use of musical instruments.
This has shown an improvement of mental flexibility and the ability to upgrade the memory with new data. A second test showed that kids who do their homework listening to classical music, have better school performance than those who do not listen to music. It is now certain that the musical practice is associated with structural and functional brain plasticity. In younger children, who have infinite potential, the music is in direct contact with the brain, just like learning the native language, so the music education can form and shape the brain.
The musical experience a positive influence on executive functions, the functions of language and also on the intelligence of the people in general, especially if they are young. " Shinichi Suzuki, inventor of Suzuki method, educational philosophy musical, argues that through imitation can teach children that they should be allowed the ability of expression to mature and blossom during childhood, the teaching of music should therefore enter a compulsory part of the school curriculum in our country.
If we think of the benefits of music on us, we listen to relax after a day. We listen to music to enhance the atmosphere of a dinner. We listen to music when we are a bit nervous. The music has a relaxing and calming effect even on small children.
Many studies over the years have analyzed the possible benefits of music on children, from babies to school age. Some studies argue that music aids the development of intellectual abilities and have an influence in mathematics. These considerations concern mainly the effects of music on children who learn to play a musical instrument. More generally, studies suggest to make music for children to develop their creative skills.
If music is to create a relaxing and pleasant environment in the home, it is best to choose music genres like both us and the children . Music with a harmonious melody are often more appreciated by young children. The classical music is often recommended, but it is better to offer it only appreciated at home. Many other kinds may have the same effect. We can look for music for children between jazz composers, the film soundtracks or ethnic music .
The benefits of music on children relate to the listening to pleasant melodies, not only the practice of playing instruments. Turn on the stereo and turn off the television, especially at times when we try just a little 'background, or while the children play. Sing to children. The most traditional form of music for children is the lullaby . We sing to children to help them relax. We can not sing a song purely for children, a song that we like, looking for a melody that has a uniform rhythm and can be relaxing.
Listen to music before going to bed. We can use music as background to reading bedtime story, or as simple atmosphere in the room for the afternoon nap. In many kindergartens it is easy to find a small stereo in the room where the children sleep. To prevent children from waking up in the silence to feel disoriented, it is better to listen to some songs together and turn off the music before children fall asleep.
Play with music. We can offer children musical instruments suitable to his age, made by us, or simply reuse common objects like lids or caps to stimulate the children to invent a music of their own.