Music plays an integral part in everyone’s life. From listening to the radio on your way to work to playing your favourite playlist while you work or relax, music has many mood-boosting benefits.
Music also plays an important role in childhood development, and musical toys can have many benefits for your child. Let’s take a look at some of the most important benefits of musical toys for young children.
Boosts cognitive skills and sensory development
A huge amount of research has been conducted to find the benefits of music on a young brain. Studies have shown time and time again that music stimulates neural pathways and promotes problem-solving skills and critical thinking. In fact, young children who are exposed to music perform better in areas such as speech, language development, listening and reading skills. As such, using musical toys as educational tools could help boost your child’s development.
They promote creativity
Toys like this rainbow xylophone
are a great way for toddlers to explore different sounds, and xylophones and flutes will encourage your child to repeat familiar melodies. Alternatively, instruments that play a variety of sounds (such as the Barum Pum Pum
set will help stimulate your child’s senses and help them express themselves and their creativity.
It speeds up brain development
A five-year study conducted by the University of Southern California (https://news.usc.edu/102681/childrens-brains-develop-faster-with-music-training/
) found that young children who played musical instruments had an increase in brain development.
Helps with self-confidence and decision making
Playing toy musical instruments will allow your child to explore different options and then make a decision. For example, when playing the xylophone, your child may have to think about which sound they do and do not like, which will force them to think for themselves and make decisions. By learning to decide for themselves without their parents' help, they may be able to do this with ease as they get older.
Order your child’s musical toy now
Now you know the benefits of musical toys for young children, purchase one today at Kids N Toys (http://www.kidsntoys.co.nz/