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Music playschool enhances children's linguistic skills




Julkaisun tekijät: Linnavalli T, Putkinen V, Lipsanen J, Huotilainen M, Tervaniemi M

Kustantaja: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP

Julkaisuvuosi: 2018

Journal: Scientific Reports

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS

Lehden akronyymi: SCI REP-UK

Volyymi: 8

Sivujen määrä: 10

ISSN: 2045-2322

eISSN: 2045-2322

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27126-5

Verkko-osoite: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-27126-5


Tiivistelmä
Several studies have suggested that intensive musical training enhances children's linguistic skills. Such training, however, is not available to all children. We studied in a community setting whether a low-cost, weekly music playschool provided to 5-6-year-old children in kindergartens could already affect their linguistic abilities. Children (N = 66) were tested four times over two school-years with Phoneme processing and Vocabulary subtests, along with tests for Perceptual reasoning skills and Inhibitory control. We compared the development of music playschool children to their peers either attending to similarly organized dance lessons or not attending to either activity. Music playschool significantly improved the development of children's phoneme processing and vocabulary skills. No such improvements on children's scores for non-verbal reasoning and inhibition were obtained. Our data suggest that even playful group music activities - if attended to for several years - have a positive effect on pre-schoolers' linguistic skills. Therefore we promote the concept of implementing regular music playschool lessons given by professional teachers in early childhood education.


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