• The Story Behind the Nursery Rhyme: Oranges and Lemons

    The Story Behind the Nursery Rhyme: Oranges and Lemons

    Want to know the story behind Oranges and Lemons? Read all abaht it here!
  • Can music help with dyslexia?

    Can music help with dyslexia?

    Dyslexia: a drop of difficulty in an ocean of benefits. What is dyslexia? Dyslexia isn’t a condition – it’s an average. It’s measured from the distribution of reading skills. If you fall below the average, then you are labelled dyslexic. It’s estimated that 1 in every 10 people are affected. It’s nothing to do with intelligence. It’s nothing to do with mixing up the...
  • 5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Child Music Theory

    5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Child Music Theory

    Why learn music theory? If you've read any of our previous blog posts, by now you should have a good understanding of the value of having musical experiences from an early age. Music can help children learn to read , as well as having strong connections with maths which also helps children's numeracy, and it can even be a great aid for children with...
  • How music helps kids read

    How music helps kids read

    Learning music in the early years can help children learn to read Music and language Neurologists have found that music and language share a processing network in the brain. Evolutionary anthropologists believe that humans developed the capacity to process music and rhythm first, and that this allowed the development of language.  Babies respond to sounds, rhythm and melody before they begin to learn language....
  • How learning music early will make your child a better reader

    How learning music early will make your child a better reader

    Music, literacy and neuroscience. Music, sound and language share a processing network in the human brain. Babies learn to process sound before they learn language, and respond to the rhythm and cadences of sound and speech. In other words, babies learn to process music before language, and apply the patterns of music to language. That's why toddlers have a melodic style of speech, and...
  • Listening by numbers

    Listening by numbers

    Where music and mathematics meet We’ve long recognized the links between mathematics and music. The Ancient Greeks saw the repetition – and the recognition - of patterns in both disciplines as the same interpretation of the world. Plato said that he “would give children music, physics and philosophy, but the most important is music, for in the patterns of the arts are the keys...
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