Music's calming effect on the emotional state enables productive learning. Berger & Schneck, (2002).
Music is regarded as a pre-reading tool with its preliterate and aural qualities. Young children become familiar with music's pattern of sound, aiding to their understanding of language patterns and symbols. Snyder S. (1997).
Music today brings socioeconomic health tomorrow. Twenty years of eliminating music programs from elementary schools in New York City resulted in violent adults. Furthermore, their children formed new gangs, and reading scores ranked 49th in America. Snyder S. (1997).
Rhythm is a powerful brain development tool that may also forecast the need for early awareness and intervention. Chaotic and random movements of infants during attempts to synchronize with the beat of their parent's movements were characteristic of the movements of older children with autism, learning disabilities, and schizophrenia. Roskam K. (1992).
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Roskam K. (1992). The luxurious anatomical plan: The physiological reasons. In Feeling the Sound: The Influence of Music on Behavior. San Francisco: San Francisco Press.