Music helps with the brain development of a child and is, in fact, recommended for babies even before birth. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), listening to music when you are pregnant can positively affect the baby.
As the child grows older, music also stimulates school readiness. The same UNICEF’s report stated that music could help a child with their language and reading skills.
Learning to play a musical instrument also impacts a child’s mathematical skills and overall test scores.
With all these benefits, it is no surprise that music also plays an essential role in Montessori preschool education.
There’s an Inner Rockstar in Every Child
Blossoms Montessori School inspires children to bring out their inner rockstar in every Music and Movement program.
Blossoms Montessori daycare uses music in early childhood education, following the Montessori principle of learning through experience. With music, children are also encouraged to move and it is the Montessori way to encourage children to use all five senses in learning.
As Dr. Maria Montessori said: “It is movement that interests the child in music, and it is by movement that the very tiny child can arrive at understanding music with considerable delicacy.”
Benefits of Music and Movement in Development
Music sets the mood for various activities. When there is a soothing sound on, children are instantly relaxed. If it’s upbeat, then children are prompted to move with it.
Movement is essential in preschool children as they are still learning the various ways, they can use their bodies. Through movement, they educate themselves on how to utilize their body amidst the space given to them.
When you add fast music to their activities, they are encouraged to move to the rhythm and dance to their heart’s content. It makes them happy, and dancing with other children encourages camaraderie.
Since various studies link movement with increased memory and perception, Montessori childcare focuses on music and movement at school and home.
Blossoms Montessori School in Spring, Texas, provides a nurturing place for children to rock on and learn. Children will be exposed to a holistic curriculum that includes math, science, nature, and practical and cultural studies.
As a highly experienced Montessori educator with a coveted AMI credential from Association Montessori International, I have spent over 22 years helping children discover their full potential through an individualized approach to learning. Along the way, I have mentored and coached countless educators, equipping them with the tools and techniques to foster growth in their own students. In fact, I have trained over 65 teachers to date. Currently serving as a Director, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every aspect of my work. Whether you are a parent seeking the best educational opportunities for your child or an educator looking to improve your own practice, I am confident that I can help you unlock your full potential.