Listen and Learn from Music
Incorporate the songs from Noggin’s Big Heart Beats Album into your lessons to give students a dance break, while learning important messages from working together to celebrating differences.
Music is a powerful tool that can build multiple parts of the brain, all at once. It can help children to develop fine motor skills; memory; problem solving skills; math and literacy skills. It can also boost social and emotional skills, including perseverance, self-esteem, and relationships with other people.
“Music does, almost without a doubt, improve cognitive functions — it makes you smarter,” Dr. Eric Rasmussen, the chairman of the Peabody Preparatory’s Early Childhood Music department at Johns Hopkins University told Big Heart World recently. “But the bottom line for me is that music just makes us human, makes us the artful, beautiful people we are.”