Effects of dance and music on child development

The early methods of talking evolved into today’s complex languages. People of different region invented different languages. Poems, songs, dance-forms, traditions, beliefs, etc. all developed after this.

Even today singing and dancing have kept us together. From an early age, we learn to recognize rhythm, pattern, movements, etc. Young children get attracted to soothing sounds. They also learn to imitate dance moves by just watching.

Dance and Music on Child Development

But,
what are the long-term effects of songs and dance on a child?
Do you know how these activities impact you and your child?
How do singing and dancing affect a child’s life?

To answer these questions let us go through a list of facts related to singing and dancing:

  1. Brain development:

    Young children do not have a fully developed brain. Their brains are still learning about how the universe works. Most children develop the ability to differentiate faces, emotions, and body signs by 7 months. Hence, soothing music can be helpful to develop a healthy mind.

    Dancing is a part of the physical exercise, by which a baby needs to strengthen his/her weak body. Dancing is a frolic activity. Children enjoy it more when joined by a parent. So, singing and dancing can be an opportunity, not only for the mental health of baby but also for bonding purpose.

  2. Problem-solving capabilities:

    Small babies are curious about their surroundings. Songs and dances can help them grasp the environment in a better way. The classic A,B,C,D song is a good example. While listening to it, a baby can enjoy and also learn. This way, problem-solving abilities can be developed in a child. Ultimately, it has benefits of music in child education.

  3. Development of a bold personality:Personality Development

    The musical wizard, Mozart had started performing publicly by the age of 6. This shows that his interest in music taught him to present himself without fear.

    Likewise, even today it is known that singing and dancing are able to remove stage fear from children. Regularly listening and practicing recreational activities can help children to become responsible adults.

  4. The health benefits:

    Apart from mental health, singing, and dancing help to maintain a healthy body. Singing is a good cardiovascular exercise. The repetition of syllable “Om” is known to keep many respiratory illnesses at bay. While dancing is beneficial for muscular activities. A sharp mind with an agile body is everything a child needs, to stay away from obesity and other diseases.

  5. Career option:

    Now singing and dancing are not competitive traditionally. It is simply something which humans have been doing for centuries. In today’s world, exceptional singer and dancers can find fame. They can become a youth icon to shape our future. Now we also know that not everyone will be able to taste that success. Yet, a child can take up a career in these fields. It is only possible if children get a healthy exposure to these activities by their parents.

Songs and dances have so many effects on your child. Which was the last song you and your child sang together? Comment below and Share with your children and relatives.