Music May Not Make Your Child Smarter


By Molly Clifton

The age old belief that music helps make kids smarter may just be a myth. 

Harvard researchers reviewed prior studies and conducted their own tests with students focused on musical training versus the visual arts. 

They found there is “no” effect of music training on the cognitive abilities of young children, but while it may not lead to educational success music does clearly provide value. 

It enhances a child’s creativity and helps boost their self-esteem.

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