The recently launched ‘Sounds of Intent in the Early Years’ research report provides powerful evidence that every child should have the right to access music.
A new podcast by Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, features Australian music educator and researcher, Dr Anita Collins. You may know Anita from her TED Ed lesson, How playing an instrument benefits your brain, and her TEDx talk, What if every child had access to music education from birth? And more recently, she’s starred in the Australian version of a British TV show, ‘Don’t Stop the Music’.
Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Beijing Normal University have found that piano lessons help improve children’s language skills.
Early childhood music training can lead to improvements in both musical skills and language skills, according to Dr Sean Hutchins at the Royal Conservatory of
The ability to synchronise with a beat could indicate how well children of pre-school age will develop their future reading skills.
A recent paper by Professor Susan Hallam from the UCL Institute of Education, concludes that making music has a major impact on the development of language skills among children and young people.
Dr Anita Collins explores the latest science behind lullabies in this interview on Radio Melbourne in June 2017.
According to a recent research report, Sistema Scotland’s social change programme in Aberdeen – Big Noise Torry – has enhanced participants’ ability to learn in school, improved academic and behavioural skills, boosted school attendance rates, and improved their emotional wellbeing.
A study by the University of Montreal showed that infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, as they did when listening to speech.
In February 2017, Kathryn Brunner, a music educator for 17 years in the USA, posted an article on the Truro Preschool and Kindergarten website extolling the value of early music education for children.
‘Music for Change’ 2015-18, is a multi-year programme which enhances children’s early development and improve rates of school readiness among pre-school children in northwest Westminster, an area of multiple deprivation, and it has reported on its first year.
An interview on Kinderling Radio in Australia with Anita Collins, professor in neuroscience and child education at the University of Canberra, about how music can help your child’s brain grow from the very beginning.