Development of listening skills that focus attention.
Invitation to be expressive, increasing creativity.
Opportunity to develop body control during movement activities. For example, during free dances, young children practice balance while walking and experiment with new movements.
Older children have the opportunity to practice their fine motor skills in art activities.
Children practice sharing and cooperation during instrument exploration activities.
Singing game give children the opportunity to learn social patterns, interact with others in a positive way, and learn to communicate more effectively with others.
The ritual of singing the welcome and Goodbye songs at the beginning and end of each class provides children with predictable structures and contributes to their emotional development.
Interaction with other children in a positive environment helps children develop emotional intelligence -- the recognition and management of unique feelings, developing empathy, and the handling of relationships with others.
Expanded listening repertoire to include music of many styles.
Opportunity to explore and play different instruments -- freely and to a song or beat.
Children experience the basic elements of music including tempo, dynamics, tone color, melody, and harmony.
Through story time, children learn to value and enjoy reading.
Enhanced language and speech skills through songs, chants, and rhymes.