Music is an important part of childhood. It can provide a creative outlet, teach kids about the world and help them appreciate different genres. It can make us feel good, it can make us dance, it can make us sad, it can make us happy — it’s a universal language that we all understand. So why not expose our kids to different genres and instruments at an early age?
There are so many benefits to exposing children to music. Not only will they learn how to appreciate different types of music, but they will also develop other skills that will help them throughout life.
Music can be particularly beneficial for young children, who are often at an impressionable stage in their development. The younger a child is when they start learning music, the more likely they are to develop an enduring love for music — even if they don’t become professional musicians themselves or pursue a career in music education.
Here are some reasons why it’s important to expose kids to different genres and instruments at an early age:
1) Widens World View
Children learn about the world through stories, movies and books — but they also learn through music. They begin to understand how different cultures approach songwriting and instrumentation, which can help them develop a more inclusive worldview.
2) Builds Better Listeners
Many people believe that today’s kids have shorter attention spans than previous generations did because of social media and smartphones — but that's not necessarily true. Kids today have just as much patience as previous generations did; they simply have different ways of expressing it. One way in which modern-day kids express their patience is through playing video games or watching movies on Netflix (or YouTube)