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How music and movement can benefit children with special needs!

Music is multi-sensory. Children with special needs often learn in different ways. Playing music engages them in tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, auditory learning and visual learning.

  1. Music is motivating. Everyday activities can be hard work for children with special needs. For a child struggling with motor skills or coordination, music can encourage them to step, shake, bang, tap, clap, and move in a way that’s fun, not frustrating.

  2. Music can be non-verbal. Some children are non-verbal or may struggle with verbal communication. When words fail them, music gives children a wonderful way to understand and process information, express themselves, and connect with the world around them.

  3. Music is a social experience. And for very shy children or those who struggle with social interaction, music provides a place for them to be with other kids and interact in a structured, yet playful, way.

  4. Music is multi-beneficial. Music nurtures confidence, coordination, concentration and persistence while teaching children how to listen, follow directions, take turns, and participate.

  5. Music helps parents and children bond. Music can help unlock this con