The Impact of Music and Sounds on Language Learning

There are many parents who try to encourage their little ones to pick up a second language. Studies have found, many times it is easier for young children to pick up a new language, even while they are learning their primary language!

However, even though it can be easier for enthusiastic young minds to pick up a second language during childhood, there are still certain tools that parents may want to use when teaching children a new language.

One of the most powerful of these tools is music and sound.

Think about how you teach a little one the basics of their primary language, even the alphabet. Most kids learn the alphabet as a song. This is because music and sound can help make learning a language earlier. Here is so more info on the impact that this music and sound can have on language learning.

It Activates More Areas of The Brain

Listening to music and sounds as a way to learn a language comes with a number of benefits. More specifically, music encourages both the left and the right sides of the brain to work together. This not only provides more of a challenge to growing and developing brains, but it leads to higher comprehension.

Some studies have even found that the auditory system is stimulated by music. After all, music is formed by a combination of different sounds, just like language is. Adding music to your child’s language development efforts can only help engage their brain in ways reading alone cannot.

It Helps Children Memorize Words

Vocabulary is undoubtedly an important part of language development, but many times learning new words can be a challenge, particularly for young brains. Music is one of the easiest ways for kids to learn new words and to develop a stronger vocabulary. Music cannot only be used to help kids remember words based on pure repetition, but the patterns in music make it easier for kids to understand language as well.

It Can Make Learning Fun

One of the many reasons that young children tend to be better at learning language is because there is no pressure on kids. They think learning is fun! If you really want to make the learning experience fun for your child, instead of quizzing them or adding pressure to their learning process, why not make it enjoyable?

Music is a great way to bring more joy to the learning process so that your child can think of learning a language as another fun part of their day—just like singing their favorite lullabies or nursery rhymes are!

Here at Binibi, we understand the impact that music and sound can have on language learning. This is why we create fun and engaging sound books that use music and sound along with fun books to help kids learn a second language. We are passionate about helping little ones start their venture into a bilingual childhood.