The Benefits of Music
For the Very Young Child

The American Music World Music is Fun (MIF) programmes exposes your child to a rich sensory-based experience where they can participate and enjoy a range of activities.

The program is designed will teach you how to use music as a tool to aid your parenting. Music can be an effective way to settle a crying baby, to help children with transition and to overcome resistance to new and unfamiliar experiences. Our songs and quirky actions equip parents with a useful "bag of tricks" for when boredom sets in – in a shopping queue, in the car or whenever young minds need to be kept amused.

 Early childhood music programmes will benefit your child through:

  • Music enhances brain development. MIF can improve your child's ability to think, learn, reason and create.
  • promoting active participation by children, which is essential for heightened brain development
  • Strong focus on fun, sensory-based activities enhances your child's learning experience and increases the impact and overall benefits afforded by music.
  • Build your child's confidence and self esteem.
  • Developing positive social skills such as sharing, respect and empathy.
  • Music will improve your child's memory, problem solving techniques, understanding and recollection.
  • Developing your child's fine and gross motor skills through dancing, clapping and other choreographed physical movements.
  • Music aids language development. Jungle Music and MIF will help your child learn new words and develop their vocabulary.


Scientific Research Information

  • Music lessons have been shown to improve a child's performance in school.
  • In a recent experiment, after 8 months of lessons, pre-schoolers showed a 46% boost  in their spatial IQ which is crucial for higher brain functions such as mathematics.
  • Students who were exposed to music-based lessons scored a full 100% higher on fraction texts than those who learned in a conventional manner.
  • Research reveals that pre-school years are the optimal "learning time" for developing musical ability.
  • Young children with developed rhythm skills perform better academically.
  • In a ten-year study in the US, which tracked over 25,000 students, a direct correlation between music studies and improved school results has been acknowledged.
  • A two-year study in Switzerland involving 1,200 children in 50 classes, scientifically demonstrated how music improved children's reading and verbal skills through enhanced concentration, memory and self expression.
  • Other findings revealed that the children in the study had better interpersonal relationships, experienced a greater enjoyment of school, were less stressed during testing and were better able to handle performance pressures.
  • A series of studies conducted in Europe in the 1950s concluded that learning and playing music not only improved academic performance but also improved memory, reasoning, working as a team, time management and the ability to think creatively.
  • Music is now being recognised as a form of intelligence, not just a manifestation of it.  


International Foundation for Music Research, site
American Music Conference,
www.amc-music.orgExternal site
American Music Association,
www.americanamusic.orgExternal site

American Music World provides a wonderful opportunity for one-on-one bonding between you and your child.

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