maths

Music helps kids avoid losing learning skills during holidays

Research has shown that the long break from school over the summer holidays can result in some children forgetting the academic skills learned over the school year. Studies by Florida International University confirm that children can lose about 2.6 months of their maths skills over the summer, and some groups of children lose two months of reading skills.

An article posted on the Chicago Tribune website suggests that music can help, and quotes a range of practitioners and experts.

SOURCE:

Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/des-plaines/community/chi-ugc-article-music-helps-kids-avoid-the-academic-summer-sl-2014-06-05-story.html

Adolescents involved with music do better in school

SOURCE:

Adolescents involved with music do better in school according to research by The Ohio State University. The study reveals that taking part in music lessons in or out of school, and parents attending concerts with their children, has a positive effect on reading and mathematic achievement in early childhood and adolescence – and that participation is affected by socioeconomic status and ethnicity.

SOURCE:

Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090210110043.htm

DETAILS:

BENEFIT: Academic achievement
TARGET GROUP: Young people
AGE: 5-16 years
MUSIC TYPE: General
TYPE OF STUDY: Academic research
NOs INVOLVED: Unknown
PERIOD OF STUDY: Unknown
DATE: 2009
PLACE: United States