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Title:
The Mozart effect for children : awakening your child's mind, health, and creativity with music
Author:
Campbell, Don G., 1946-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : William Morrow, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiv, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780380977826
Format :
Book

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In his groundbreaking bestseller, The Mozart Effect, author Don Campbell confirmed that music has the power not only to soothe the soul but to heal the body as well. Now he offers essential guidance that will enable parents and educators to better understand music as an aid to growth, development, mental and physical health, and creative awakening in our most precious human resource.

A recent study found that visual tracking, eye-hand coordination, and other positive behaviors developed more rapidly in babies whose mothers participated in a pilot program of prenatal exposure to music. Another study found that remedial first graders who were given seven months of music instruction and visual arts training soon caught up in all subjects with an average group of children not exposed to the arts, and actually surpassed them in math.

It has been proven time and time again that music is a powerful implement for stimulating a child's brain, nourishing his spirit, and strengthening his body, even prior to birth. Giving your daughter or son the incomparable gift of music helps your child rapidly and decisively reach his or her emotional and intellectual potential, and stimulates wondrous areas of mental awareness and creative discovery that might otherwise lie dormant.

In The Mozart Effect for Children, author Don Campbell shows that music is the perfect tool to improve children's language, movement, and emotional skills at home, school, and play. He presents a wealth of dynamic, inventive ways for parents and teachers to invigorate a child's imagination with music, sounds, and songs, supplying simple exercises and fun activities tailored for each age group and stage of development, from prenatal through age ten. Campbell offers ideas and exercises both practical and profound, from special ways for parents to bond with their newborns to tips on fostering good study habits and stress reduction for elementary school students.

The Mozart Effect for Children is an invaluable resource for any parent and every child, as well as for grandparents and educators. With Campbell's fascinating, informed, and compassionate guidance -- and with the incredible, uplifting power of tone, rhythm, and melody you can help the child in your life aspire, achieve, and grow healthier in mind, body, and spirit.


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