Updated: Jun 15
Do you play music while your kids work? Studies show that playing CLASSICAL music while doing work can improve math scores (Onsia, 2016). Other benefits include: -Creating a calming environment
-Increase memory retention
It’s worth it to note that listening to music with lyrics can hurt a child’s study habits if they are using the part of the brain that uses language, such as reading and writing (USA Today).
“A Bulgarian psychologist employed the method of playing Baroque era music, which plays at a tempo of 60 beats per minute, to help students learn foreign languages. After the 30-day course, the average retention rate per student was 92 percent. Even four years later, when students had not reviewed the material, most remembered the foreign language lesson” (Rudy Miller, Seattle Pi).
Playing classical music while studying or doing work can also help children with ADHD. It helps minimize distractions and music impacts chemistry in the brain (Tustin, 2020). In the video posted, I’m playing classical music while my children paint. I love playing classical music while they are writing, doing math, and art. It’s just so calming.