Children are naturally interested in music, and music is naturally good for children. I believe through music, children take an inner experience and move it into a shared creative experience because music evokes movement! and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.
It is always delightful to see Little E dancing to music. It provides a positive way for her to express herself that releases her emotions! I believe music and movement engage the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with higher forms of intelligence such as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics. I also read that music’s melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. It is amazing how fast Little E can memorise her dance steps effectively with developmentally-appropriate songs. As I sing them every morning when she wakes up, she would do all the actions without fail.
Little E had her Sparkanauts class today. Once again, she enjoyed herself during the warmup section, dancing to upbeat music by herself, swinging the ribbon-stick up and down, left to right, and around herself, imitating her instructors accordingly. It was sheer pleasure watching her being so independent and being in her element! despite being the youngest in her class currently.
Today was also the day I finally caught pictures of Little E swinging on the trapeze, a body weight-bearing activity that helps strengthen hand and finger grip and increase their confidence and fitness.
Before we leave Sparkanauts, Little E likes to spend time at the mini piano, creating her own melody, by herself. 🙂 Our sweetheart.