While there are varying opinions on the benefits of early music education in early childhood, one thing is certain: children love the sound of music and they enjoy making sounds and noises. We believe that the earlier children are exposed to music in a positive manner, the more likely they are to grow to have a love and appreciation of music.
Children learn from their parents, and are geared to like what their parents like. If you love music, express your love for music and appreciation of musicians and your child is likely to grow up with a love of music. Keep in mind that loud noises can be harmful to a child’s ears, but that music introduced to infants can be a soothing experience for the child. As they grow, they can learn to associate music with joy and fun.
Our goal with our AtPlayMusic apps is to provide parents with a positive educational resource for teaching music to their children, and that the app will engage kids in a way that is fun, personal and entertaining. It’s never too early to start exposing children to music, and our app is designed for children of all ages. If they are old enough to be trusted with your iPad or iPhone, they are old enough for AtPlayMusic.
From experience, we know that even children who are exposed to music in negative ways can learn to love music. However, teaching children the basics of playing musical instruments in a way that is fun and engaging is far more likely to result in an appreciation and love of music. AtPlayMusic is also an inexpensive way for parents to determine if their child has any musical talent or interest in music.
There is currently no comparative data to measure the benefits of teaching children to love music through the use of technology, but we believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of such apps for children.
How old were you when you learned to love music? Did your teachers or parents force music appreciation on you? What do you believe are the benefits of music education in early childhood? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
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