Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Sing with Children

New research into the effects of music on children has some interesting implications-

PLONKING kids in front of music videos such as the Wiggles or Hi-5 doesn't enhance their musical talent and may even hinder it.

New Australian research shows parents rely heavily on commercially produced CDs and DVDs for children's musical stimulation, claiming they don't have the time or musical talent for anything more creative.

"Research shows that music helps develop children's co-ordination, listening, language, communication and social skills."

Read the whole article from the HeraldSun.com.au "Hand-on parents strike a better chord with kids."


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