Snapshot about music for kids

The importance of music in the preschool years.
Preschool – time to the optimal initiation of the child to the world of beauty. Music is very important in shaping a child’s whole personality.
Music contributes to the aesthetic education of the child, which is directed at the development of children’s ability to perceive, feel and understand the fine, ignore the good and bad, on their own creative work, join the most different kinds of artistic activity. It is necessary for this to develop in children overall musicality.
Signs of general musicianship.
1. Ability to feel the character and mood of a musical work, heard empathize, understand musical image;
2. Ability to listen and compare, evaluate the most vivid and clear musical phenomenon;
3. Creativity in music, listening to the child in its own way is an artistic image by passing it in singing, playing, dancing.

Music contributes to a child’s moral character. Introducing children to the works of various emotional – shaped the content of their music director encourages empathy.

Genre of music helps to perceive the richness of heroic images and lyrical mood, hilarious humor, and spirited dance tunes. A variety of feelings that arise in the perception of music enrich children experience their spiritual world, because children work in a collective, common experiences bring together children, form the culture of behavior skills.
Music contributes to the formation and mental abilities of children. Forming such mental operations as:
– analysis
– synthesis
– comparison
– classification
Which is associated with the formation of mental processes such as:
– ingenuity
– observation
– Attention
Music contributes to the physical development of the child’s personality. Music is perceived auditory receptor and affects overall health. It causes changes associated with changes in respiration and circulation.
Singing. Promotes the development of the vocal apparatus, it strengthens the vocal cords improve it.

Correct posture singing – regulates and deepens breathing. Classes with musical – rhythmic movements improve the posture of children, produces crisp and easy walk running. Also, practicing playing any musical instruments with a mechanical metronome will enhance a child’s ability to rhythmically coordinate timing with music while playing.
Conclusions: Lessons music contribute to the overall development of the child. Emotional responsiveness and developed an ear for music allows children in accessible formats rely on good feelings and actions.

Ted Fontaine about music for kids

Hi, this blog has been created to talk time to time about importance of music in children’s development since early ages. I have three kids, and all of them have been raised listening to classical music. Starting at age 3-5 months I would turn on classical music of famous composers such as Tchaikovsky , MozartVivaldi on the background. When kids were getting older, I kept CD’s with classical music in my car, or would turn on local classical radio station.

I use to take my kids to opera houses, ballet, theaters when I could. Growing up kids developed pallet for fine music.  They started taking art and piano classes at school.  They played piano using a mechanical metronome that helped kids to develop a natural sense of timing. During school years, doing a lot of artistic activities made my kids to stand out. Looking back, I understand how important was music in their development. I have met many children who don’t know anything about music, but naturally are attracted to it. I’m hoping to make several posts that young mothers could come across and, at least, turn on for once classical music for their kids. I’ll write about sounds of music as not all music benefits children. Some tunes can be very disruptive and disturbing for kids’ nervous system whereas majority of classical music helps kids to come down, babies sleep better, it provokes imagination. I think that  is yet for today. Thanks for reading. Ted.