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                             The Importance of Music in Motion for Pre-schoolers

 Whamba-Jam: Your kids rock!

 Whamba-Jam is specifically designed for the busy pre-schooler. With the use of musical instruments, props, stories, rhymes and musical games, Whamba-Jam aims to develop the child in a rich sensory environment.

Upping the tempo of mental performance

Apart from playing chess, listening to and playing music is the only activity that ‘switches on’ both sides of the brain. Why is this important? Well think about it, you have left and right brain co-ordination, one is responsible for logical thinking, mathematics and literacy, the other side of the brain is the creative force, art, expression, language, communication. By activating both sides of the brain at the same time, you are priming and exercising those neurons used latter on in life. If we can strengthen these neurological connections from an early age, all the more better for our children. We are priming them for ‘Big school’ where they have to learn reading, writing, mathematics, language ect…

 At a more physiological level, music can actually help to forge pathways in the brain that are important to your preschooler’s development. By improving the links between neural pathways, music actually helps your child learn all kinds of different things that you might not at first associate with music. Music can improve abilities to learn math, language development and other educational areas. Research into this is consistently proving that there is a link between an enhanced ability to learn and enjoying music during the preschool years

How music keeps you in time with the rhythm of life

Musical experiences are an important way to help create these pathways, also called neural connections. And while listening to music is certainly key to creating them, it's when kids actively participate in music that they make the strongest connections.

 Children learn best when they are moving, all of our children are kinetic learners, this means, they NEED to physically explore their environment. How many times does your little one still put everything into his mouth to ‘taste’ it, he HAS to touch everything, he is always busy and moving around. As frustrating as this might be to you as a parent, its nature’s way of helping our children integrate themselves into our world. They need to feel, touch, taste and explore an object in order to fully understand it. The same applies with learning a new concept.

 Let music and dance put their life in motion

In music class, we use movement as an integral part of learning, we learn that our bodies are wonderful instruments for music and dance – not only can we make music with our bodies (singing, clapping, stomping) but that our bodies can actually move rhythmically to the music.  With 28 years dance experience, I am able to expose and introduce the children to different dance styles. 

 

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“Music isn’t just learning notes and playing them, you learn notes to play to the music of your soul.”

Anon