A new study to be published in the journal Psychological Science shows a simple, yet extraordinarily effective way to improve the verbal intelligence of 4-6 year olds: train them using music. The study focused on 48 4-6 year olds who were divided into two groups. One group was taught the basic fundamentals of music, including pitch, rhythm, melody and other concepts. The other group was taught visual art training in the basics such as shapes, colors, lines, and other concepts.
The two groups were taught these lessons twice a day, for one hour session apiece, over the course of 20 days. Prior to the entering the program, the students were tested for their spatial and verbal intelligence. The students were then given the same test again after the program.
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