6 Powerful Music Programs That Will Build Your Brain!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Julie Newton | Music Lessons
April 16, 2018 By Sharlene Habermeyer
School is winding down. Parents and kids are getting ready to launch into the “lazy-days-of-summer.” But educators are worried. They know that during the summer, kids will forget a chunk of information learned in class over the past 9 months. When they return to school in the fall, teachers will spend the first two months reviewing everything students forgot during those hot sunny days.
Parents…ask yourself, “What can I do to help my child retain what he/she has learned in school this year?”
There are many worthwhile summer programs that will get your kids moving and participating in fun and educational exercises. But some programs outweigh others when it comes to brain-building activities. For instance, nothing beats music lessons for strengthening the brain and helping your child retain information.
If your kids take music lessons or are involved in specific music programs during the summer, when they start back to school in the fall, their brains will be in tip-top shape! (but don’t stop the lessons–keep them going).
As I’ve said in previous blogs, music is the only activity we do that exercises the entire brain—left, right, front, back portions—simultaneously. Learning a musical instrument is giving the brain a major aerobic workout.
And, it’s just what the teacher ordered to safeguard retention of information during the summer.