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