Important Role For Whole Brain Development

It cannot be denied; so far parents have prioritized formal education for their children, such as reading, writing, arithmetic, foreign language, etc. Parents sometimes feel satisfied if children get achievements in some formal lessons, even though this is not entirely true. In addition to formal education, it turns out that art education such as music, painting, dance and drama also plays an important role in children’s whole brain development.

There are many results of research that should be read by parents, some studies reveal that art education, especially music, has a good influence on children’s brain development. Children who take an art lesson either drawing or music are getting better brain development and triggering mathematical abilities. Now, this evidence shows that art lessons are very necessary for children’s whole brain development. So, it is 100% wrong if parents underestimate the art education at school.

If you want to have a smart child in math lessons, then join your children in a music course. Children who take music lessons tend to be sharper in remembering a row of numbers compared to children who do not take music lessons. They also have better spatial reasoning.

I strongly encourage parents to get their children involved in artistic activities since childhood. Art is not only a means of expressing creativity and imagination, but furthermore art is a tool of thinking and ways of communicating children to be more understanding and sensitive to the conditions of the surrounding environment. Art is an important element for children to be ready to go to school, their brains are well organized, and neurons are perfectly intertwined. Formal schools will teach children to read, write, count and speak foreign languages, but art will improve brain development and empower children’s abilities even further. Maybe you don’t know that children are able to remember more words than adults. Capture their brains like sponges doused with water.

Providing art material to children must be based on the children’s desires and talents. If your child likes music, be happy because music is useful for stimulating the brain, increasing social skills, exercising empathy and growing children’s musicality by using songs and movements that stimulate coordination of the brain. Musical instruments that are recommended for learning by children include piano and organ. In addition, children can also be directed to learn guitar and violin.

Besides music, dance is also useful for children’s whole brain development. Dance contains more elements of motion, so it will help develop motor skills. While drama will teach about emotions, help children about self-control and empathy so that they are able to solve problems, and learn to deal with frustration and social situations around it. While painting can help emotional development, so that children can understand what makes them feel happy, sad or afraid. Creative art education has a tremendous impact on children’s whole brain development.