Music Develops Children’s Social and Emotional Skills

From Raising Small Souls; Parenting and Guiding Well-Rounded Children:

Have you noticed that where there is a group of children, music is often playing? Shops and doctors who focus on children tend to play music that appeals to them. Music can also be found in many classrooms, not to mention in children’s homes and even on kids phones. Music brings kids together and helps develop their social and emotional skills.

Since we want our kids to be socially and emotionally well-rounded, we need to understand how music can help children develop these skills. First we’ll look at social development and then we’ll look at emotional development...

Colleen Johnson
Children’s Brains Develop Faster With Music Training

From Emily Gersema with USC News:

Within two years of the study, the neuroscientists found the auditory systems of children in the music program were maturing faster in them than in the other children. The fine-tuning of their auditory pathway could accelerate their development of language and reading, as well as other abilities – a potential effect which the scientists are continuing to study.
The enhanced maturity reflects an increase in neuroplasticity – a physiological change in the brain in response to its environment – in this case, exposure to music and music instruction.
“The auditory system is stimulated by music,” Habibi said. “This system is also engaged in general sound processing that is fundamental to language development, reading skills and successful communication.”