Music in Our Schools Month is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music.
Why is music important?
Music is a brain builder for young children. Whether it’s listening to music, singing along, clapping, swaying or dancing to the beat, music matters. When a child is exposed to music it is an opportunity for them to build vocabulary, develop language, enhance literacy readiness skills, strengthen memory, celebrate and express their joy, and engage with others. To utilize the power of music, incorporate singing songs, rhymes, fingerplays, playing instruments and dance parties into your daily schedule.
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