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Making music is a workout for the brain! In this TED-Ed video, the benefits of playing an instrument are illustrated. Looking for ways to coax your kids into playing and practicing a musical instrument? We have 12 strategies to share from children’s musicians and teachers from around the country.
“We all know that early intervention is best, so from now on I’ll recommend music training to parents and caretakers as a way to jump start an attention to language for all young children,” writes speech-language pathologist, Kathy Puckett, this month in her column, “Time to Talk: Supporting Children’s Language Skills.” — “The big news is that hearing well is very important throughout our lives and there is a pleasurable, fun and researched way to exercise our hearing and auditory brain at any age.” Read on…