Pink Piggies Lesson #4
Even young infants benefit from the interactive nature of Sound Beginnings classes. A baby’s hearing is fully developed and the brain is highly sensitized and wired for learning. Studies indicate multiple benefits of interactive musical play in very young children:
- better developed early communication skills
- earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music.
- earlier ability to imitate and match pitch
- accelerated language acquisition
To name a few!
In order to develop muscle strength, balance, and hand-eye coordination, children need opportunities to practice these motor skills, and to have interested adults and other children participate with them. Smart Moves dances provide an optimal whole-body movement experience with the added bonus of exposure to classical music. While increasing their physical capabilities, children are also training their ear to hear musical elements such as theme, dynamics, and phrasing.
Optional home fun activity: Color the ‘March of the Toreadors’ on page 15
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)