As a parent, you would always want the best for your child? Don’t you?
Let’s get one thing straight, parents who take a keen interest in their kid’s life tend to share a healthy and happy bond. And helping your little ones find their passion and interest is the best way to boost their cognitive development.
In fact, you’ll be surprised to know that children who participate in extracurricular activities show remarkable academic performance. Whether it is participating in plays, singing songs, playing musical instruments, or clicking pictures, anything that makes your kid enjoy doing after school hours can be termed a hobby.
It is needless to say that children have unique talents. The choice of their hobby depends upon their interest and something they love to focus upon. So, if your child shows a keen interest in music and wants to enhance his/her skills, here’s why you should encourage and support your child.
- Works as a coping mechanism for stress
According to child psychologists, everyone feels stressed and anxious at a certain point in life, even kids. Yes, that’s right. Be it worrying about the upcoming test or completing the assignments; children can get stressed about anything. And the worst part is that sometimes they don’t even feel like talking about it.
Believe it or not, but playing an instrument or listening to music can actually help in diverting your child’s mind onto something positive. Also, it will help in reducing the stress levels because your child will be doing something that he/she loves and enjoys.
So, if you see your child smiling and happy after every musical session, encouraging this hobby can be a pretty good idea.
- Enhances creativity like nothing else
As per studies, music is a form of “aural stimulation.” Yes, that’s right! Music impacts the brain and boosts the attention span amongst people. In simple words, a child who practices music becomes more creative as compared to the ones who don’t. It keeps them inspired and makes them interested in trying new things.
For example, suppose you enrolled your child in Piano Lessons, then your kid would try to use whatever he/she learned in order to create new and unique symphonies, harmonies, melodies, and tunes. Who knows, maybe your kid becomes the next generation’s rockstar, record producer or record management company, just like Benjy Grinberg, due to his/her exceptional and creative mind. Wouldn’t that be incredibly cool?
- Enhances cognitive skills
As mentioned earlier, practicing music is one of the best ways to enhance your child’s cognitive skills and ensure academic success. Research shows that children who practice music have improved grades and are more likely to have critical thinking skills.
For instance, when kids are exposed to rhythm and music at a young age, they better understand in-depth mathematical concepts at school. And we all know that counting and learning about fractions is an essential skill for every musician and young musicians learn about these concepts much earlier in their musical sessions than their mathematics class.
Now that you know about the perks of giving a musical hobby to your child, and help him/her become the coolest kid in the class. Also, learning music would definitely look good at his/her college application. So, it is a win-win for all!