The Music Miracle: The Scientific Secret to Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential [Kindle Edition], Liisa Henriksson-Macaulay (Author), David Hargreaves (Foreword) "We are all born musical, and an early exposure to music significantly increases this universal gift" " Music training improve not only the musicality but also the communication and social abilities of the babies" " Your child needs to learn the music concepts of rhythm, melody and notation to gain the brain benefits....... The good news is that these skills can be taught to children even before they start playing an instrument. In fact, the earlier a child starts learning music, the biggest benefits they gain. Far from classical instruments playing being the only way, child-friendly music activities crucially benefit babies and toddlers who are to young to even hold an instrument" "..... and found that those children who had participated in developmental music training exhibited better parent-child interactions in toy play in everyday life than the families whose babies and toddlers did not participate in music training. A baby with better emotional well-being makes the parent's job easier......"
Music and the Brain: How Music Changes the Brain [Kindle Edition], by C.D. Shelton " By introducing children to the music, so many areas of the brain benefit at the same time, like the mathematical and language centers...it's really a super-advantage" from the book, quote by Particia DeCorsey, Coordinator of Lawrence University's Early Childhood Music program." " The younger you start music lessons, the stronger the connections in your brain." " A child does not have to become proficient at an instrument to benefit from learning it. The educational process can help the youngest become more skilled at other learned skills, such as writing, painting, computer programming, anything that involves mathematics or a lots of details."
Beyond Twinkle, Twinkle - Using Music with Infants and Toddlers by Rebecca Parliakian with Claire Lerner "Music plays a powerful role in the lives of young children" "..., sharing music with young children is simply one more way to give love and receive love.Music and music experiences also support the formation of important brain connections that are being established over first three years of life(Carlton 2000)."