We’re Singing a New Tune at Fort Meadow ECC

We’re Singing a New Tune at Fort Meadow ECC
Posted on 09/24/2018
Music Together

This week students will begin to participate in a music program that is being offered in the classroom.  Families who are returning to Fort Meadow are familiar with music being offered in the format of a weekly schoolwide singalong, with families being invited to join us on a monthly basis.  This year at Fort Meadow, we are slowing down the pace of our school day, paying close attention to what works best for our students and making changes in order to provide the best educational experience.   I believe that having music in the classroom will provide a positive, engaging, musical experience for all of our students.

Musical experiences in childhood provide so many benefits, so it is very important that we get the most out of this time.  Music helps to calm and soothe children and helps them to express themselves, be engaged and interact with others.  Research has found that music can actually accelerate children's brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills.  But academic achievement isn’t the only benefit of music education and exposure. Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.  For more information visit https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources .