Monday, June 1, 2009

Music and Social-Emotional Development

Music & Social-Emotional Development Research demonstrates that involvement in music and movement activities from an early age helps children develop good social and emotional skills. Research also links social and emotional development with school-readiness and even with higher academic testing scores. It's no surprise. After all, the same skills that foster emotional security and social success - skills like confidence, curiosity, cooperation, self-regulation, and good listening - predict cognitive achievement and academic success as well. For more information visit: .

by Molia Dumbleton, M.A., M.A. and Heidi Gilman Bennett

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