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Want your kids to read well? Start with music...

  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Janelle Batstone | Music Education

Music processing and language development activate related networks in the brain, according to the University of Canberra’s Anita Collins and Misty Andoniou. And structured, consistent musical training can help children begin to process and understand language at a faster rate. Babies first conceive of language as a musical form, and children learn to speak by distinguishing sounds. Taking advantage of this built-in musical sensibility can aid reading comprehension and learning. Here's what people are saying.