Headphones on my belly instead of my ears as I relax on a rocking chair while reading a book.
Is this scenario familiar to you?
When I was pregnant with Nikola, I came across many articles that scientifically support music as a great way to enhance a child's mental growth development. So everyday, I would randomly play classical music on my headphones for her.
As she got older, it progressed to Baby Einsteins, Little Einsteins then One Direction. :P
When they begin to develop their own taste, it might be more difficult to shove your own choice of music down their throats.
So what I do is just play it in the background at our entire house. Why? Because it really works! especially when she needs to study for a test. With the right music, she absorbs and remembers everything like a sponge AND in a more calm an relaxed fashion.
I may not be into scientific mumbo jumbo...(yawnn) but from my own personal experience, I can also attest to the fact that the right music can help you concentrate and perform better.
Whenever I have trouble writing an article, I just put on some classical music, wait a few minutes, relax and next thing you know, the words just begin flowing out of my brain and onto my keyboard. When I have trouble sleeping, same thing.
There is a right kind of music for every need and thanks to Progress Pre-School Gold, we can now stream the right melodies for our children via Spotify for FREE!
M.I. BEATS: EXCLUSIVE PLAYLISTS
Dr. Inciong and Teacher Marah have partnered with Progress Pre-School Gold to create the first ever playlists, based on scientific research and practical applications, designed to help build Multiple Intelligence in the Philippines.
“As Early Childhood Music Educators, we have chosen the songs based on our first hand experience with the children. These songs were tried and tested with our students, were proven to have impact and were very appealing to them,” says Teacher Marah. “We curated one playlist each to help enhance Brain Smarts (mental development), Body Smarts (physical development), and People Smarts (Social and Emotional Development).”
To support Brain smarts, the team chose songs that highlight linguistic development through vocabulary building, phonemic awareness and vocal development as a way to develop oral language and speak rhythmically and expressively. For Body Smarts, song selections were anchored on music that can potentially help develop fine and gross motor skills and for People Smarts, songs focus on showing kids how to express their appreciation for friends and practicing basic social skills such as cooperation.
HOW TO ACCESS THE M.I. BEATS PLAYLIST?
For every 1.6kg can of Progress Pre-School Gold, you get FREE access to the exclusive M.I. Beats Playlist on Spotify Premium for an entire month. Simply purchase the specially-marked cans to get the unique code, go on www.multipleintelligence.com.ph to register, then wait for the confirmation email.