Music for Little Folks

Nurturing Relationships Through Music, Play, Books and Art

Research and Articles

Everything about good music is positive with the power to affect our lives forever. Music is also a powerful way for children to connect to their roots. Studies are chockfull of compelling data, affirming just how good music is for young children.

I have always enjoyed music because it feels good, but now we know how good it is for us-just how grand it really is. I am not a scientist and sometimes I find study methodologies complex, but the outcomes absolutely thrill me.

Child dancing

Research and Articles:

Music For Your Health

Brain Power: Five Ways Neuroscience Will Change Education

What Your Toddler Thinks Of Discipline

How Nature Makes Kids Calmer, Healthier and Smarter

Insights From the Youngest Minds

The Science of Play

Advice from the OT: Why Kids Need Recess and PE for Academic Success

10 Reasons Play Can Make You Healthy, Happy, and More Productive

Auditory and Visual Discrimination Difficulties and Activities to Develop and Strengthen From A-Z of Special Needs for Every Teacher

The holistic learning outcomes of musical play for children with Down syndrome

Let Me Play! (Trust Me, I’m Learning)

Too much, too soon

Music and Parenting ~ Somewhat Like A Symphony

Restricting Children’s Play May Harm Them

Overpressured, too many kids show signs of grown-up illness

Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy

Early Brain Development Research Review and Update


Developmental Concepts Enhanced through Music and Movement For 3-year-olds thru Pre-K

Music as Valuable Tool & What’s in it For the Parent

Studies Tell Us

Research Findings & Quotes from Journal of Zero to Three – The Music Lives of Babies and Families

Mothers are Musical Mentors

Musically Speaking, Did You Know?


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