19 NovWeekly Note: Singing & the Feel Good Stuff

There are so many benefits to singing to and with your baby or young child, but, if you are the one doing the singing, then you reap the benefits also!

Singing & the Immune System

One very interesting side effect of singing is that it strengthens the immune system.  You can take a look at this article for an easy to read synopsis of a research project regarding this particular benefit.  Click HERE.

Singing & Emotional Bonding

Along the same lines of the “feel good” benefits, music promotes emotional bonding.  In teaching my classes, I have always noticed that the classes that sing the most, bond more strongly.  It is hard to sing with people and not feel a common bond. To read more, click HERE.

Singing, Imagination & Creativity

Although it is slightly off the “feel good” subject, I wanted to include this in this last email on singing.  This is a quote from the website below:  “Singing fosters the growth of the imagination, that part of a child’s mind that is being increasingly impinged upon by the prevalence of TV, videos computer games and busy schedules.”
To read more, click HERE.  The entire article is great (and short), but this quote came from the section entitled – “Music Teaches Much More Than Music Alone.”

“Music is the greatest communication in the world.  Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.”  Lou Rawls

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