There are many studies done on the effect of music on the development of children. Paula talks about the influence of music on children.
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Hello and welcome to my video blog. Thank you so much for joining me. Today, I want to talk to our moms and grandmas about the importance of music in your children’s and your grandchildren’s lives. You know there had been very many studies done. They correlate music, people, children, and adults who are involved in music with brain improvement that they actually think faster. They connect the concepts better especially when they’re children. When they have something that they play a piano,” they play the guitar, they -- even the flute-o-phone. That’s why for years and years they had in fact -- it’s kind of sad that they don’t have music more in the schools today. But in most of the schools, they have some sort of music. But this is one of the reasons that it actually enhances education that stimulates intellectual growth. And I’m putting a plug-in today for everyone who is in a position of having influence over a child, and being able to give that child an opportunity to play an instrument. It is so important that if you possibly can, you give that opportunity to the children in your lives. Encourage them to play the piano, to play any instrument, to get a basis of music that they perhaps maybe singing. Send them to a little choral group in your community, or that you give them a time for them especially to go listen to music. You take them to the symphony. I’ve noticed in the last few decades especially the last twenty years, that there are fewer, and fewer young people attending these musical presentations, and these performance are magnificent, and their ability to enlighten the mind and give these wonderful opportunities, and the benefits of being, of having music in your life. And I just think where is it along the way that we lost, that we’re losing this interest in beautiful music of the string quartets, and the operas, and so many of the opera houses are closing, and the symphonies are dying. And I just think, “My gosh this next generation, not nearly as many are playing the piano now.” I just noticed this for many years that there aren’t as many young people who are playing instruments and I just think why is this happening? Well, it happened in large part and you’re probably answering this in your mind right now, because of the many distractions, and because they’re plugged-in to the internet, and they don’t have the time. Of course, they have the same amount of time that we’ve always had twenty-four hours in the day. But they choose to use their time in different ways. And I would like to suggest that you think about the children in your lives, that if you’re in a position to look in the yellow pages of – oh, that dates me, to go to the internet and to Google “Piano Teachers” and then put in your city, or you pick up the phone and ask a friend, “Where are your children taking music lessons?” And that you gather the women in your neighborhood, maybe to bring the children together and teach them some of the wonderful songs that they should be learning, patriotic songs, and songs that make them happy. We have this wonderful, intrinsic, enjoyment of beautiful music, every person alive does. You watched the little children and then they sway to the music, and I just want to be one of those that raises my hand saying, “Music is important.” Take every opportunity you can to give the gift of music to the children in your life. Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful day and that your day is filled with winds. Bye-bye for now.
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