With a variety of dance styles from ballet to break dancing Dance at Home with Jac, isn’t just about fairies and ballerinas, although there’s
plenty of that too!
Long before speech develops, babies instinctively rock to music, clap their hands, bounce to the beat, and "sing" along. Numerous studies show that music has a positive effect on children's reading, math, and science learning, as well as their teamwork skills and mastery of important spatial relationships. Music contributes to what experts call “a rich sensory environment.” This simply means exposing toddlers to a wide variety of tastes, smells, textures, colours, and sounds - experiences that can forge more pathways between the cells in their brains. These neural connections will help toddlers in almost every area of school, including reading and mathematics.
Just listening to music can make these connections, but the largest impact is when toddlers actively participate in musical activities. Between the ages of 1 and 3 toddlers respond best to music when they actively experience it. Listening to music, such as in the car, is passive, look for opportunities to engage your child in active listening e.g. rocking, marching, rolling, tapping, clapping, and
moving to the beat.