Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Small Town Robot

​BIG world ideas Greenbush, Minnesota is about as far away from the “big city” as you can get. One look at the minuscule main street and you might think you’ve got the farming town figured out, but take another look. Hundreds of miles from the big funders and large corporations, this town of 719 people has consistently come together, fundraised,…

Study: Kids Who Spend Time in Nature Become Happier Adults

By Justin Housman for adventure-journal.com At this point it seems the evidence is overwhelming—new studies seem to arrive on our desks each week that suggest simply spending time in green spaces can improve our health, both mentally and physically. As avid outdoors people, we instinctively know that, but it’s always nice to have science confirm our suspicions. And recently, researchers from Aarhus…

A CHILD’S BRAIN DEVELOPS FASTER WITH EXPOSURE TO MUSIC EDUCATION

By musiceducationworks.wordpress.com A two-year study by researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children in the areas responsible for language development, sound, reading skill and speech perception. The study of 6-7-year-old children began in 2012, when neuroscientists started monitoring a…

Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did for You, According to Science

By Tom Barnes for Mic.com If your parents ever submitted you to regular music lessons as a kid, you probably got in a fight with them once or twice about it. Maybe you didn’t want to go; maybe you didn’t like practicing. But we have some bad news: They were right. It turns out that all those endless major scale…

Music App for Kids: Music Bingo

Drop the bingo sheets and markers, Bingo is going in for a facelift! This classic game has been upgraded into an app that includes musical instruments and more. Our friends at YogiPlay explain why Music Bingo is a great music app for kids: Children can play against the computer in single player or with a friend by placing the device…

Music app for kids: Barnyard Bluegrass

Barnyard Bluegrass is a Reading Kingdom recommended music app for kids. Tim Donovan from YogiPlay explains why: “If you begin working in the world of learning apps for kids, you’ll quickly find out that almost every app is designed with sound. Musical scores, spoken words, made up mystery sounds tied to interactions all help to make for a richer, more…