Preschool children learning to analyze information and solve problems using language-based reasoning thrive when taught using music, a new Canadian study has found.
In the study, 48 children between the ages of four and six took part in computer-based, cognitive training programs that were projected onto a classroom wall. The lessons were delivered by colourful, animated cartoon characters.
The children were divided into two groups: One received music-based training while the second group was given visual arts training.
Both groups received two hour-long training sessions a day for four weeks, led by instructors from The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.
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