Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Singing Band

There is no doubt that we are born with an affinity for music. Music transcends generations, crosses
borders and joins the world together in one voice. Have you ever been on the other side of the world when all of a sudden you hear a song that is familiar to you. Such is the power of music.

Studies have supported the fact that music
stimulates intelligence and emotion development. In fact it has also been determined that children who play musical instruments have a higher level of
success in school.

Young children watch and listen to the cues in their environment; collecting stimuli they begin to form their own interpretations of what they see and hear.

This experience in the block centre demonstrates how pop culture influences children. It was not only the physical elements of making their own band that drew our attention it was their assimilation of “pop band lingo” that was fascinating to watch.

1 comment:

  1. It is so fascinating to see how much popular culture influences children everyday. I have observed groups of children finding ways to create 'microphones' to sing their favourite radio songs with!