Our NEW Tip Sheet explores music and emotional regulation

Did you know that in addition to being an enriching experience, music in the classroom can help children build emotional regulation skills? Our latest Tip Sheet explains. We created this Tip Sheet, called Introducing It: The Benefits of Music Integration to Emotional Regulation Development in Young Children, in partnership with MacPhail Center for Music.

Music affects us on several different levels. Music can help convey a sense of safety, helping to calm activated nervous systems. On the flip side, musical play can be an outlet for our feelings and offer a chance to practice labeling different emotions. Music also presents opportunities for creativity and social interaction. And it can help groups coordinate their efforts, as when educators rely on familiar songs to help children transition between activities or focus on a task like cleaning up toys.

Related: Curriculum Specialist Anna Landes Benz blogs about the areas of development that music has an impact on

Read about how music enrichment can help children get ready to learn and grow! Download Introducing It: The Benefits of Music Integration to Emotional Regulation Development in Young Children, and check out our other Tip Sheets for more topics of relevance to early childhood educators.

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