Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn't otherwise hear. This helps them develop an important distinction between certain sounds that can aid in literacy and translates into improved reading results for kids. In a study conducted by Northwestern University, researchers found that after two years children who not only regularly attended music classes, but also actively participated in the class, showed larger improvements in reading scores than their less-involved peers. In fact, students who played instruments demonstrated the highest overall scores!Learn about one instrument – the cello – in today’s All About Music!
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