Some studies are now suggesting that music helps cognitive growth in kids and it also makes them physically healthier. As a result, music therapy is becoming very popular among many therapists and with many children. Experts believe that certain rhythms, tones, and vibrations actually help treat some types of behavioral and medical problems in babies and grownups alike. It is also noted that lullabies sung by parents actually soothe and calm babies and make them feel more loved and secure.
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A 20-minute lullaby helps premature babies thrive, increases the amount of oxygen and formula they take in, and also slows their heart rates.
Similarly, teething and colicky babies who cry a lot can be soothed with songs having steady rhythm and sweet melodies. It was found that lullabies are more effective than instrumental music – probably because lullabies are softer and have a human touch.
Another study reveal that kids with (hyperactivity disorder) or (attention deficit disorder), who were exposed to three 40-minute tracks of classical music every week for 6 months, showed better focus and concentration levels with the tasks assigned to them while listening to music.
After school, when a child is tired or listless, instrumental classical music like Haydn or Mozart can aid in calming him down. When kids listen to music periodically throughout the day, they are also more relaxed and able to focus better.
There are some kids who show better performance and show greater efficiency in doing tasks provided to them if they listen to music while they work. Some kids are the opposite and can’t focus on their work when the music is on. Hence, music therapy varies from individual to individual.
Music therapy helps kids who face difficulty. While they listen to some rhythmic, playful, and sing-song tunes, they are more productive and focused. Thus, music helps develop and stimulate kids’ mental and physical health.