Many children and young people have been at home since March and with a long, hot August stretching ahead, parents and carers are looking for innovative ways to keep everyone happy. A staycation is a great time to start a new project or set a challenge.
Learning or developing new skills such as learning to play a musical instrument can be therapeutic and transformative for youngsters and older teenage children.
A HEAD START FOR SEPTEMBER
Just a few weeks of music lessons can have a positive impact on a child’s academic achievements and well-being. Daily practice will provide focus and discipline to your child’s day, developing patience and building confidence and self-esteem.
There are plenty of free resources to be found online. Research has found that playing a musical instrument not only improves memory and concentration but also reading, comprehension, math and language skills.
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