Can music play a role in educating children and youth about money habits?
We learn a great deal listening to music and its power is evident. A person can become excited or calmed through music. Like all good music, we want to hear it again and again. If you put music on repeat you’re ingraining thoughts into your mind that may influence how you see yourself and the world.
Music can be a powerful medium to educate children about good money habits.
How many of us learned body parts from the song, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” or the 50 States with the song “Fifty Nifty United States?”
Absolutely! That is what our 15 years of field experience has taught us. It is confirmed by lots of research and anecdotal evidence. Parents and educators should investigate the research, read articles like John Hopkins – Integrating Music in the Classroom, and discover why leading educators like Ron Clark use songs to teach challenging subjects. Think School House Rocks. Songs are a powerful strategy to educate. But to be super effective you want to incorporate a variety of strategies and mediums into your teaching approach. So also use stories, activities, videos, games, etc. The bottom line is, there are no silver bullets and lots of repetition from a variety of sources are required to create competency.