Learning through play with music

Parents instinctively use music – to calm a baby, to help a toddler transition, and to engage with a preschooler. Music is important in the early years and positively impacts a child’s development. Consider the impact of music related to fine and gross motor skills, memory, emotional regulation, language development and self-confidence. Quite simply, music brings us joy. Watch these quick videos with ideas for using music to enhance learning for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 


Don’t worry if you can’t carry a tune. Singing with young toddlers builds many brain connections and YOU are their favorite singer.


Marlana discusses using music to enhance all areas of your child’s development.


Music can help your preschooler get ready to read by slowing down language and breaking down sounds and syllable in words. Check out some of the children’s music the library has to offer and make a homemade tambourine.

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