According to a new ABC News report, musical play may help babies pick up language skills, a new study suggests.
US researchers compared nine-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions.
They found the musical group showed more brain activity in regions involved with detecting patterns, an important skill when it comes to learning language.
- First study to look at impact of music training in young babies
- Group of babies engaged in play involving music compared to play group without music
- Scans showed stronger responses in area of brain involved in attention and detecting patterns in the music group.
MEDIA RELEASE: 14TH NATIONAL COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SCHOOLS CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN PERTH -- AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
The 14th National Community Languages Schools Conference held in Perth on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Community Catholic Education Centre, attracted over 200 participants from over 30 communities - a collage of language and cultural backgrounds.
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 Theme: Community Language Schools - Providing quality linguistic and cultural experience. An Invitation to all community language school instructors teachers, administrators and community leaders nationally.