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Arts and Crafts Activities Contribute to Future Scientists and Entrepreneurs

Arts and Crafts Activities Contribute to Future Scientists and Entrepreneurs

Arts and crafts activities help children develop creative ways of thinking and significantly correlate with later success in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.

To improve relationship with kids, try turning up the music

To improve relationship with kids, try turning up the music

Children who grow up listening to music with their parents report having better quality relationships with their moms and dads when they reach young adulthood, researchers found.

How music lessons can improve language skills

How music lessons can improve language skills

MIT study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners. Many studies have shown that musical training can enhance language skills. However, it was unknown whether music lessons improve general cognitive ability, leading to better language proficiency, or if the effect of music is more specific to language processing.

Music lessons improve children's cognitive skills and academic performance

Music lessons improve children's cognitive skills and academic performance

Cognitive skills developed from music lessons appear to transfer to unrelated subjects, leading to improved academic performance.

Musical Training: Protect The Future, Now

Musical Training: Protect The Future, Now

Researchers have found that musical training in childhood helps prevent decay in speech recognition skills later in life.

Sing, Baby, Sing! Improve Your Child's Hearing Abilities With Music

Sing, Baby, Sing! Improve Your Child's Hearing Abilities With Music

Singing out loud to your favorite song on the radio, whether it be Lady Gaga or The Eagles, may enhance your child's hearing abilities suggests a recent study.