Here are some bits of research on the subject:
- Elements of music and reading are highly related in first graders. A strong relationship has been found between a student’s awareness of pitch and their ability to sound out material in reading.
- A high level of involvement in instrumental music correlates to high achievement in math proficiency.
- A student making music experiences the “simultaneous engagement of senses, muscles, and intellect. Brain scans taken during musical performances show that virtually the entire cerebral cortex is active while musicians are playing.”
- High school student musicians outpace their peers in both verbal and math SAT scores.
- Studies show that music lessons will help improve a student’s math skills more than using a computer math software program.
Visit the Instrumental Petting Zoo at Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival on December 7th at Newhall Library to explore different instruments and ways to bring music into your child's education.
If you love the story you will enjoy creating your own Three Little Pigs houses. Straw, sticks and bricks. Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival.
“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything... Plato
Join us at the Instrumental Petting Zoo to explore, play and pet instruments from all over the world.
December 7th at Newhall Library
Reading is not all words. Behind every illustration, photograph or painting there is a story. A story that is told by the artist or the one you see as you gaze upon their work.
29 days until Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival - December 7 at Old Town Newhall Library
One of the wonders of Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival is that you never know who will be there.
This past Monday was the start to Bag of Books for Mrs. Souther's Kindergarten class. Once given the bag for this week, the children looked at the books and then carefully put them in their backpacks for a safe trip home. They were all eager to share the books with their families and promised to take good care of the books until they brought them back on Friday. Next Monday they will be able to take home another bag with different books. We were assured by one student that his dog doesn't like to eat books so they will be fine.
Save the Date!
Mark you calendar for the 7th Annual Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival on December 7th at the Old Town Newhall Library. A fun and entertaining family oriented event.
Thank you Whole Foods Market for the 5% day in support of the SCV Education Foundation. Thanks to you and our friends we raised $4428.80!