I love music, I think it enhances my family’s lives every day. I usually have the radio on at home and the children always make requests for particular CD’s when we travel in the car. What I didn’t realise though was how powerful learning music can be on a developing brain. Apparently scientific studies show that early learning of music skills (between ages 0-7) boosts all areas of your child’s brain, more than any other activity!
So when Liisa, the brains behind Moosicology asked me if I wanted to try it out with my children I had to say yes. When Liisa a classically trained pianist and songwriter had her son she naturally wanted to encourage his musical development. Moosicology is the result of her years of research, working with children and developing the best program.
The Moosicology package consists of two CD’s, a parents guide and a colourful book for children to use alongside, or independent of listening to the CD’s. The tracks on the CD teach different concepts and encourage the child to engage with learning by clapping hands, singing songs etc.
The thing that concerned me with the program was how on earth we would fit it into our very busy lives. So I was pleased to read in the handbook that only 30-40 minutes a week would be enough to teach my children musical skills. The best time for us to do that is in the car in short bursts whenever we drive somewhere, because with the best will in the world realistically I wouldn’t find time to fit it anywhere else with any kind of regularity, so hopefully this method is ok.
The children like the CD, and are picking up the songs very quickly, we’ve been using it for about a month now and they definitely have a better understanding of concepts like tempo, rhythm etc. I’ll definitely keep using them, not just for the brain boosting effect but also because music is such a wonderful thing that I absolutely want my children to fall in love with it the way I have.
Moosicology the complete package is available here, and is on offer at the moment for £47.
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