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Here's a playlist that can help your kids do better in school

Music has been linked to brain development and helping kids read better. Here's a playlist of songs to help your kid's brain develop.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: July 25, 2014 at 12:05 am •  Published: July 25, 2014

What’s the one thing that can help your kids read, get better grades in school and learn faster?


It was back in 1993 when a study linked the benefits of music to child development. The study said that Mozart, specifically, helped kids learn to read better.

Twenty years later, a similar study came to the same conclusion. The study found that music — and music education classes — increased literacy for students better than art and no training did.

“Language does have a musical aspect to it, referred to as prosody,” Valerie Strauss wrote for the Post. “And indeed, children’s ability to appreciate the rhythmic aspect of speech is correlated with the ease with which they learn to read, even when controlling for phonemic awareness.”

Playing instruments has also been linked to help children, too. Experts told Boston’s NPR station that learning to play certain rhythms can help kids and those with mental illnesses increase their literacy.

But what music specifically should your child listen to? Here’s a playlist of 10 songs that can help with your kid's brain development:

Baby Chillax — “Bambino”

This relaxing tune can help put your young baby to bed — and give you some peace of mind in the process. After all, students overall do find calmness helpful for them through meditation.

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