This research on why beat synchronisation and language processing and reading skills are connected can only strengthen music education teaching and advocacy.
Category: Early years 0-4
Rhythm-based music programme helps pre-school children control their impulsive responses
Researchers in Germany have found that a rhythm-based music programme helped pre-school children control one of their executive functions: their impulsive responses.
Music for Education & Wellbeing Podcast: How can parents/ carers involve children in pre-school music? – with Liv McClennan, community musician
In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Liv McLennan, who is a community musician and a specialist in early years music.
Early years music can help close the attainment gap for young people with complex needs
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.
Music for Education & Wellbeing Podcast: Dr Anita Collins on music & the brain
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’.
How piano lessons can improve language skills
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 better music and 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
Children who can keep a beat may be better readers and talkers
The ability to synchronise with a beat could indicate how well children of pre-school age will develop their future reading skills.
Making music has a major impact on language skills – Professor Susan Hallam
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.
How lullabies promote positive emotional connection between parent and child – audio
Dr Anita Collins explores the latest science behind lullabies in this interview on Radio Melbourne in June 2017.
Big Noise Torry helps disadvantaged children in Aberdeen
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.
Singing calms baby longer than talking
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.