I still remember when I was a little girl, I was always fascinated with a keyboard. As time went by, my fascination moved from one thing or another, but my fascination for Casio never died. It took me a long time to convince my parents to pick me one, and it is when I finished the 12th standard that I got a beautiful black keyboard as a reward for my efforts in the boards. As a parent, I often read and understand things on how to let my kids develop better and I came across a very interesting piece of info that I would like to share with my readers. Learning Music affects a child’s brain in multiple ways, and all positive ones at that. Let us see how Casio Mini Keyboard can be one of the best options available.
Music for the Soul, Music for the Brain
In 2012, University of Southern California conducted a study that stretched to 5 long years. The results concluded that children who learned music early on in life had better social and cognitive development, namely speech and language development. This was compared to the speech and language development of children who did not use any music lessons, and a vast difference was identified. (You can read the entire report https://news.usc.edu/102681/childrens-brains-develop-faster-with-music-training/)
Nursery rhymes are often included in every child’s early learning curriculum. The simple reason being that music and singing play a crucial role in how a child’s brain develops. Music often touches several parts of the brain, often at once, helping exercise those sections and developing them in the process.
Learning to Play an Instrument
As per my observation of current trends in the cities, parents encourage dancing or even singing more than playing an instrument. Back in the day, music instruments like the dholak, or the harmonium were often found in every household. the use of Musical instruments has pretty much declined with the rise of Dance and other modern-day sports like skating. But this is my personal observation and may be subject to limitation.
Child Development experts believe that learning how to play a musical instrument helps a child’s brain develop tremendously. These developments not just focus on learning and concentration, but affect multiple social and academic abilities of a child.
As per National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM Foundation), learning to play an instrument can improve mathematical learning and even increase educational scores.
Music stimulates all areas of a child’s brain, enabling development and skills for school readiness. Intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy of a child gains benefit from learning to play an instrument. It helps the body and mind to work together. Hence, abilities like better concentration improved fine motor ability and being able to soothe themselves and detach from an unpleasant environment are just some of the by-products of a pleasurable activity of learning how to play an instrument.
The role of Casio Mini Keyboard
Casio mini keyboard has been a world favorite for the mini as well as full-fledged keyboards. Buying one lasts for generations and plays just as amazing. (Mine was used by my siblings and now my children play with it, every time we go back home)
Casio mini keyboard has:
- 49 Mini size keys
- 50 Tones, 30 Rhythms
- 50 Song Bank Tunes
- 5 Drum Pads
- Headphones / Output
By Playing a Casio Mini keyboard, children’s brains develop better as: