Percussion Play have published some great research on the importance of music education within a school or early-childhood setting. Music in children has been proven to encourage team work, self confidence, empathy, improved communication skills and intellectual curiosity – all key components of the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia.
The whitepaper ‘Music Matters: The Importance of Music Education’ explores the benefit of music for social and emotional development, improved self confidence, developing intelligence, language and literacy, fine and gross motor skills, spatial-temporal awareness and improved test scores.
The skills and qualities that music education facilitate are essential in building a child’s sense of self-accomplishment and self-assurance and that is why outdoor musical instruments such as those produced by Percussion Play are so well suited to a school or early-childhood setting.
The musical garden in Mount Pritchard Public School clearly demonstrates the huge positive impact that playing these instruments has on the children who have the opportunity to engage with them, and Percussion Play instruments have been successfully installed in play areas, schools, children’s hospitals and children’s centres all over the world.
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