Your Kid’s Brain on Music
- #1 Music rewards the rain. Music stimulates the brain regions involved in reward and emotion. The result? It's a fun, awesome mental exercise that improves your self-esteem.
- #2 Learn to actually listen. Kids that study music are better at picking up foreign languages and detecting speech in noise - even if they only studied briefly, long ago!
- #3 Do better in school. Studies show that kids involved in music have better reading skills, know their math and tend to be brighter. SAT takers that studied music scored 47 and 43 points higher on their
verbal and math tests, respectively.
- #4 Best way to stay in school. A staggering 96% of school principals agree that music education encourages and motivates students to stay in school.
- #5 Help kids grow up. Learning music enables kids to better express their ides, accept criticism and improves their critical thinking and problem solving.
- #6 Makes kids nicer. Kids hooked on music are better team players, less aggressive and more cooperative with teachers. There are less fights, racism and hurtful sarcasm in schools with good music
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