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Episode 65. Music Can Increase Your Child’s Intelligence

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Do you know that playing a musical instrument is the only thing we do that exercises the entire brain at once? When a child learns to play a musical instrument, the entire brain exercises. Music involves the left, right, front and back portions of the brain making music the most powerful brain-building activity. 

Children involved in music are better at reading, writing, math, language arts, spelling, vocabulary, and memorization because music builds the three areas of the brain necessary for learning: auditory cortex, visual/spatial cortex and motor cortex. 

Follow Sharlene Habermeyer, the author of Good Music Brighter Children, to learn more about how music supports these areas of the brain and increases learning. Click here to buy her book. 
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Read her blog posts about music: Good Music Brighter Children Archives — Good Parenting Brighter Children



Episode 44. My child is struggling in school; how can I help?

Episode 44.  My child is struggling in school; how can I help?

Diane Kirby has been in education for almost 26 years; 18 of which has focused on special education. She talks with us today about IEPs, testing, and how to help your child be successful in the classroom.






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