As summer break is here and it’s the time when children have the time to relax and have fun. At-home activities are great to develop a strong bond with your child, but at some point, you both need a break and a child may not find the at home routine interesting for longer. They need something exciting and music lessons can be a great way to keep your child engaged in a healthy activity while making sure that he’s learning something really useful.
Learning music can help children not only to play specific instruments, but also in a variety of other ways including academics, physical, and social skills.
Let’s see some of the benefits of music lessons for children in detail:
- Experts are of the opinion that by understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children better understand how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. And, it’s not just limited to mathematics; children who are exposed to music learning substantially improve overall cognitive skills which help them better perform in academics.
- Learning to play certain instruments help children develop coordination and motor skills, which ultimately improves their physical skills and they can perform better in other activities like dance, sports etc.
- Most of the time, the group music lessons require peer interaction and communication, which can be very helpful for a child to develop social skills. As a result, the child can be more confident and happy while presenting himself in public.
- Music lessons in groups may also help a child to understand that nobody, including themselves or their peers, is perfect, and there is always a room for improvement. This is how he learns to accept the criticism and use it for improvement.
Now, let me tell you that summer music lessons can be more effective than the ones during an academic season and here’s why:
- There’s no school, so no waking up early so the child is super fresh with enough sleep.
- There’s no homework and projects, so a child can focus more on learning music.
- Since it is holiday season and you can organize at home party for his friends where he performs what he has learned and it can be a great show for your child.
- Playing music is the healthiest entertainment for your child in summer holidays and you can significantly reduce his TV time.
The Bottom Line:
Learning music is not just about learning a few skills, but it’s also about helping your child to be happy, more expressive and confident, so I would recommend enrolling your child for music lessons during summer holidays, and I am sure it will make a huge difference both for you and your child.