Musical Instruments for 1 Year Old Toddlers
You’ll probably have the urge to grab all the musical instruments for toddlers in sight, once you realize that music activities can help your toddler develop language, motor, and cognitive skills! Our friends at Zero to Three remind us that musical activities help toddlers experience self-esteem, self-confidence and self-efficacy. Toddlers develop a sense that they are smart and competent when they can make an impact on their world. Think of toddlers’ careful attention as they tap on a xylophone to hear it chime.
A University of California at Irvine study showed that 3- and 4-year-olds who took piano lessons performed better on tests that measured their spatial-temporal reasoning (ability to to think in space and time) than those who didn’t. Turns out, at age 3, brain circuits for music training begin to mature.
Watch your toddler as they dive into the world of music and reap the benefits of bonding through musical play.