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music plays in early childhood and beyond.

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· Health Benefits of Music Therapy

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Mindful Moment for Little Ones: Calming Activities for Kids
Guest Post By Andrea Gibbs, Contributor at Baby Steps Preschool

As parents, we all want to provide our children with the best possible experiences in life. However, sometimes life can be overwhelming, even for kids. That's why teaching them coping strategies that help them manage their emotions and feelings is essential. Calming activities are an excellent way to help kids relax and regain their composure, especially when feeling anxious, stressed, or upset. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the best calming activities for kids that you can try at home or in the classroom. Whether it's mindfulness exercises, art therapy, or physical activities, these techniques can help your child feel more calm, centered, and in control of their emotions. Continue to full article

Health Benefits of Music Therapy
By Dr. Mary Williams, R.N. D.C. cprcertified.com

Music therapy is a form of healing that uses music to provide care to patients, in a manner that is outside of the box. While this is different than routine physical therapy or prescribing medicine, it should not be thought of as a form of alternative medicine. Clinical studies can vouch for the health benefits of a medically approved music therapy regimen. The beauty of music therapy is that it helps people in a physical, mental, emotional and social way. Continue to full article

25 Impressive Benefits Of Dance For Kids
By Jenny Silverstone of MomLovesBest.com

Have you ever noticed that children love to dance? Creativity and self-expression are vital to your child’s well-being, and dancing is a fun way to get your child to be active.

Dancing has so many pros, from physical fitness to boosting confidence and creativity. But how do you encourage it?

Your child doesn’t have to become a master dancer, but there are too many advantages to ignore. Here’s how to get your child to reap the benefits of dancing: Continue to full article...

Connecting Music and Literacy By Pam Schiller, Ph.D.

Music is an integral part of a quality early childhood curriculum. It plays a role in the following:  

In setting the tone of the classroom in developing skills and concepts. 
In helping children make transitions. 
In building a sense of community. 

Of course, if you ask the children, they will tell you singing is part of their daily activities because it's just plain fun!