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Music & Movement

Music & Movement

As children grow in their appreciation of the beauty of music and dance, they acquire a gift that will bring them great pleasure. Music brings another dimension of beauty into our lives. Music and movement benefit a child’s development in many ways. Here are skills that music and movement can help develop:

  • Participating in a group
  • Social skills
  • Express emotions
  • Enhance self‐concept by sharing music and dance of each other’s culture
  • Refine listening skills‐noticing changes in tempo or pitch
  • Awareness of movement and body positions
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Learn new words and concepts
  • Explore cause and effect
  • Develop large motor skills
  • Improve balance, coordination, and rhythm through dance and movement activities
  • Improve small motor skills‐learning finger plays and playing musical instruments