RESEARCH: Link between music, rhythmic abilities and language skills.

We need to add rhythm to our children's every day learning activities! Children cannot be expected to "sit, listen, and learn". They need dynamic, highly structured movement together with rhythmic movement activities.

Northwestern University researchers have found that music plays a significant role in enhancing rhythmic abilities, which in turn contribute to language proficiency. This study provides the first biological evidence linking the ability to keep a beat to the neural encoding of speech sounds, and therefore has significant implications for reading.

The Rhythmic Movement program is a graded, scaffolded program. It provides 4 different levels of Movement complexity and 4 different Sound level complexities.

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