Music Fun Time
Music Funtime is not a simple play group where children sing, dance, jump & play instruments. We offer an innovated new program, geared from the Johns-Hopkins Research that children 7 and under can learn to read music notation and symbols, eventually, learning to play instruments. Math and Music unite the two hemispheres of the brain – a powerful force for learning. Did you ever consider the skills your child uses when he/she sings a song such as “This Old Man”? He/she is matching and comparing (through pitch, volume and rhythm), patterning and sequencing (through melody, rhythm and lyrics), counting numbers and adding. Add dramatic hand movements or clapping to the beat and you have created an entire package of learning rolled into one song. In recent years, there has been considerable amount of research on the effect of music on brain development and thinking. Neurological research has found that the higher the brain functions of abstract reasoning as well as spatial and temporal conceptualization are enhanced by music activities. Activities with music generate the neural connections necessary for using important math skills. Music is considered a right brain activity, while Math is a left brain activity. When combined, the whole child is engaged not only in the realm of thinking, but in all the other domains of social, emotional, creative, language and physical development. Together they make a complete developmental package.