Nanny Knows Best

Although Mary Poppins may have saved the day with "a spoon full of sugar", Nanny V employs a more pragmatic approach. No magic, just simple love, attention and consistency. And a healthy dose of humour.

MUSIC AND CATS

Posted by Nanny Knows Best
Nanny Knows Best
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Monday, 15 June 2015
Smart people sometimes say silly things which make you ponder. Like Albert Schweitzer who won the Nobe Peace prize in 1953 and stated, "The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats..."

Life is not always miserable and for all I kmow, cats may make some lives more, or less miserable, but other smart people, who study the effects of music, time and again, conclude it's great benefits.

Musical trianing doesn't just affect your musical ability, it provides tremendous benefits to children's emotional and behavioural maturation.

James Hudziak and his research team at the Univeryity of Vermont College of Medicine, "...found that the more a child trained on an instrument, the more it accelerated cortical organization in attention skill, anxiety management and emotional control."

Music develops phsycial skills, enhancing co-ordination and timing; cultivates social skills by problem solving; boosts self esteem when students learn to give and receive feedback; introduces children to other cultures; and, as music and maths are intertwined, it helps with academic pursuits.

In short, musical training actually helps kids become more well-rounded.

It's always a good idea to discuss with your child what instrument they like before you sign them up for lessons. If nothing else, it may make the routine of practise more palatable.

And as they set off on their musical adventure, perfecting the sound of a screeching feline, you can feel assured that the pain in your ear drums is all for the greater good. Even if it's mostly theirs.

Listening to music can also provide a great aid to both calming behaviour and physical wellbing. Athough you'll need to monitor what type of music and how often they listen, it may help to increase a chld's productivity.

A couple of tips; start early as childrens' brains absorb sounds before they're able to make sense of them. And vary what you offer. Music stimulates, it distracts from pain, soothes a soul, aids in concentration, and it's simply wonderful when you find a song or a melody that speaks to you.

Whether like me, you consider music a language to connect us all, the world of music is infinite, like the possibilites which lay before each child. It can only help no matter if it's Mozart or Madonna, as they both have their place and their delight.
0 votes
  • Print

Recent posts

NOT SECOND BEST

I've never really understood why coming first, being first, or winning, is so important in life.When people think Second Place Is For Losers, it basic...


Forgot your password?
Click to read our digital edition
Place-Classified-advert-336
TLR-advert-May2014-336

Housekeeping Couple
Hands-on Housekeeper & knowledgeable Gardener/Handyman. Practical experience required for beautiful English owned house north of Carcassonne, which is never let. [...]

APPLY NOW


Couple Required
Couple required from Easter 2017 to look after country house and domestic animals. Must be dog lovers and able to care for and exercise owners' horses. [...]

APPLY NOW


Part-time Outside Work
A part time job has become available at a beautiful country estate in Lincolnshire. Minimum 12 hours per week with duties to include mucking out horses (no riding), walking and feeding dogs, general handyperson and garden maintenance. [...]

APPLY NOW


Chef Live-in
If you have a passion for cooking healthy, nutritious meals and would like to work in a superb kitchen in the West Country read on. Daily cooking and dinner and supper parties. [...]

APPLY NOW


General Manager
Our client, a high-end bakery in Devon, are looking to recruit a committed, enthusiastic and ambitious General Manager to head up their successful and expanding team. [...]

APPLY NOW


Residential House Matron
Oundle School is one of the country’s premier co-educational boarding and day schools. The School is spread throughout the historic market town of Oundle, which is approximately 12 miles from Peterborough. [...]

APPLY NOW



MORE JOBS LIKE THESE
Lady-directory-button-NEW

Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.2017

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter