Music Engagement and Cognitive Development in Kids
BioMusicKidz uses the latest neuroscience research to ground its approach. Our methodology focuses on how young brains and kids’ developmental growth actually happens and how to sharpen their learning trajectory.
For instance: Are there specific ways to enhance your child’s language abilities, increase attention span, and extend working memory?
As a parent, you understand the importance of developing these critical cognitive assets in childhood – a jump start that pays off in the young developing brain and therefore throughout life. So how to support this kind of robust development in a young brain? Quick answer: Develop your child’s musical brain.
The team at BSIW uses methods based on neuroscience research that stimulate your child’s musical brain to grow language abilities, increase attention span and extend working memory. How is that done? Because the musical brain co-opts large parts of the brain’s wiring for its own processing and participation purposes, it is the underlying platform for building access and capacity. That means that by engaging the system of the musical brain, you can turn on a complex wired network that recruits multiple access points to language, attention, and memory. And continued usage and refinement of those access points through the musical processing system builds additional pathways that continue to build and increase cognitive capacities.
This development approach is particularly potent for sensitive periods of a child’s brain growth (ages 6-8). By beginning in that age range and continuing the engagements with that musical wiring system into the pre-teens creates new and enhanced complexity and capacity. Providing children ways to use their innate musical brain system through structured learning activities builds critical brain plasticity that pays off over a lifetime.