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How the study of music in the early years can improve literacy

Posted by Phillip Pratt on Dec 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Current research highlights the learning benefits of music study and participation. Evidence suggests that listening to music can help children learn to read. The practice of music in the early years is, therefore, particularly important.

Younger children generally experience a strong connection to music. By presenting literacy tasks in a musical format can help motivate students in their learning. How many children do you know who have learned their ABCs from the alphabet song?

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Topics: Music, Early years