Music’s impact on both developing and developed brains has been well corroborated by a wealth of scientific research. It has been shown that music not only improves language ability, but is also a fundamental way to teach basic communication and interpersonal skills. Recent findings are suggesting that music can help improve learning ability, such that many scientists are now starting to believe that music’s role in brain development is larger than ever expected.
At the most elementary level, music is a good way to develop the way one listens and interprets words. It can be a good way to teach how to pay attention to sounds and how language is used to help them learn. Sing-a-long songs are especially beneficial because they help you pay attention to the language in songs, in addition to reinforcing their learning by showing them the words that they sing.
They challenge people to participate and repeat back phrases. Mimicry and repetition are both critical factors that help to eventually becoming articulate to express his or herself. Furthermore, music can have a dramatic impact on the way one retains knowledge.