Kids Activities – Music And Languages
One of the best ways for a child to learn something new, is by using music. By adding music into their online kid’s classes, your child will get the most out of their language lessons, which you can find with us at Kidzamania. After all, learning with music not only makes things fun, they’ll also be able to retain more information, than if they weren’t exposed to it.
One of the ways in which we expose children to languages, especially their first language is through music, why? It’s because music stimulates a part of the brain that is associated with languages as well. It’s a great tool for any parent to have, and a great tool for any kid to use, particularly when learning a new language. Not sold? Here are a few good reasons you should be.
Music Is A Different Type Of Learning
If you listen to music, you’ll find yourself singing along or humming along, regardless of what age you are. Why? It’s because music triggers a different part of the brain than regular learning and brain activities. So, why not use it in learning a subject, especially in languages. In most kid’s languages classes, whether online or in school, there will always be a lesson that involves music, because learning with music helps the child retain the information they’ve just learned.
There have also been studies that music effectively accelerates brain development, and a study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute (2016) proved that music was particularly effective in languages and reading. So, when learning a language, even through an online kid’s class, using music as an aid to the lesson greatly helps a child as they’re learning.
It’s Repetitive And Catchy
As your child grows and develops, you’ll be exposed to an inane amount of nursery rhymes and lullabies. In fact, you’ll probably be able to name ten of them off the top of your heads right now. This is because the repetitiveness and the catchy tunes are easily recognizable. It even helps your child as they grow and develop, because the rhythm of the song matches the rhythm of the language they’re learning. So, if your child is exposed to music, when learning a language, it’ll help them recognize the sounds of the words they’re reading.
It Stimulates Memory
Can you remember all the words to your favorite song? What about the song you absolutely loved ten years ago? I’m sure you know by now that music and memories are interconnected. When you learn the lyrics of a particular song, it sparks up memories at the back of your mind. These memories are long-term. That’s why, it’s important to include music in any kid’s activities that require learning. So, it is important to use music and songs as a memorization tool, because it helps them retain the knowledge they’ve learned, through those songs. After all, music is a great hub for learning vocabulary, so why not use it, to help them remember what each word means?