We read an interesting article recently, published by the University of Buffalo. In it Maria Runfola talks about how new research from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education shows a link between preschool music activities and the development of reading and writing skills in children.
“…researchers have shown pre-kindergarten students can make gains in emergent literacy and other developmental domains when they are taught by music specialists who have received formal training in music education”
“Music is one way that children can learn rhythm and rhyme of text, be exposed to new vocabulary and learn to discriminate a variety of sounds” says Maria Runfola.
We’ve found this to and much more to be true of our young students, but it’s always great to read about research substantiated evidence of the positive impacts of music in children’s lives.
Here is a link to the complete article; Study Finds Link Between Music and Preschoolers Reading Readiness – Maria Runfola for the University of Buffalo