Have you seen your kid shuffle around in their room, tapping or stepping to a beat? If you have, there’s a scientific explanation for it!
According to a recent study, kids love a beat! Children respond to the rhythm and tempo of the music and find it more engaging than speech. So you see, dancing comes naturally to children!
Listening to music can make any child happy and make them dance as a way to express themselves. In fact, dance is one of the best types of physical activity you can offer your young one. It helps children develop physical coordination and motor skills. Plus, it’s a great way for kids to be creative and imaginative!
Dancing is a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn discipline, build confidence and have tons of fun! Here are some of the benefits of dancing for children
1. It makes their body stronger.
Dancing is a great way for children to exercise and stay physically fit. It helps them develop coordination and balance. This also strengthens their bones and muscles, as well as improves flexibility. Dancing also promotes cardiovascular health and can help reduce the risk of obesity and injury.
2. It helps them become more sociable.
Dancing has many social benefits for children. It can help them make friends, learn to cooperate with others, and develop communication skills. Participation in dance can help children feel part of a group and build social connections. Dancing together can also promote teamwork and cooperation. Moreover, dance can help children develop communication skills by teaching them how to express themselves non-verbally. It gives them a chance to work on their social skills and learn how to interact with other children in an environment where everyone is working towards a common goal.
3. It is good for their mental and emotional health.
Studies have shown that dancing can help improve a child’s mental development, including problem-solving skills, memory, and concentration. Moreover, dance can also boost their self-esteem by providing a creative outlet for expression. Dancing can help kids feel more confident, connected, and expressive. Additionally, dancing can provide an outlet for stress relief and boost positive emotions. Dancing makes happy young kids! When dancing, kid’s bodies release happy chemicals such as:
- dopamine (related to a personal goal-reward system)
- serotonin (affects the mood and body processes)
- oxytocin (love and socialization)
- and endorphins (minimizing bad vibes)
Dancing lessens the tendency of depression and anxiety in children.
4. It teaches them discipline and self-control.
Dance teaches kids how to listen to instructions from an instructor (or their parents). It can help them learn how to listen and follow instructions, which is an important skill that helps them in all areas of life, especially when they’re older.
Are your kids ready to dance?
It’s never too early to start—we recommend starting your child on dance lessons when they’re about two years old. The earlier you introduce them to the fun of dance, the more likely they’ll be to continue with it as they grow up. There are so many types of dance out there—you can choose from ballet, tap, hip hop, and so much more!
Do you want to see the benefits of dancing on your kid with your own two eyes? Whatever type or style of dance they like, we’ll make sure to help your children find the tiny dancer within them! Call us at 0422 939 749 and book a free trial today!