Childrens doctorPediatricians recommend music

Pediatricians say music is good for children. Studies show that singing or playing music often improves children’s reasoning, cognitive development, math skills and ability to read, concentrate, set goals, do better in school and get along with their peers. Long before your child is ready to start piano or violin lessons (and long before you’re ready to invest in a piano or violin for the purpose) there are many things you can do to enrich your child’s life with music.

Babies are generally content to listen to music, but the music toddlers like best is the kind they can play along with, so to speak. They enjoy songs like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “I’m a Little Teapot” which they can accompany with gestures and movements. By giving them a chance to practice moving in a certain way at a certain time, music at this stage can help toddlers improve their coordination. Be sure to introduce them to different kinds of music, and to participate in the music along with them.

Helping children grow up with music

As children get older, they learn more songs. When looking for a preschool in Gastonia, NC, try to find one that offers some sort of sing-alongs, and the chance to play simple instruments. Pediatricians say you can teach a pre-school child the difference between a sound with a steady beat and a sound without one. Learning to dance, in addition to being a fun form of exercise, gives children in this age group a chance to practice concentration and coordination.

Look for little opportunities to put more music in your child’s life as he or she grows older — a musical alarm clock, say. Until about the third grade, when everpresent popular music begins to crowd out everything else, children are open to a great many different musical styles. If you don’t want to spend too much money, your local library probably has a CD collection. And, of course, there’s the ever-popular family sing-along.

Pediatricians in Gastonia, NC

The best time to look for a pediatrician in your area is when your child is perfectly healthy, you are not in a hurry and you can afford to take the time to find the best. Gastonia Pediatric Associates is a pediatric clinic in a convenient location within the Charlotte area. It is one of the first medical practices for children in this area, and is owned and directed by its own physicians. It offers medical advice for parents 24 hours a day, and has provided personalized service to three generations of families. Its staff includes three physicians and three nursing staff. If you need a pediatrician for your family, contact Gastonia Pediatrics today.