Empathy is the precursor to compassion, and its only when we experience empathy that we can be compassionate. Parents are integral in teaching a culture of learning to respect others' feelings and helping young children to develop empathy.
The benefits of pre-school music lessons go way beyond the classroom. Pre-school music lessons not only help to support kids language growth and motor skills development, but they also help to improve their memory and internalise rhythm. We take a look at the positive effects of music on childrens brain development, the importance of rhythm and the physical benefits of music too.
Your child may attend an early childhood organisation where they are exposed to another language and wonder if it's good for them. Or you may be a parent speaking a language other than English and wonder if you should teach your child your home language, as well as English. So what do we know about second language acquisition and young children?