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Music can have a tremendous impact on language development in children. Research has found music and language are inseparably linked as a single system in the brain. This system is acquired in the earliest stages of infancy and continues as the child processes the sounds of human voices around him.

Singing songs to infants may influence how quickly the child later learns maths and languages.

"If music be the food of life, play on." - William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

The fact that children can often sing words which they cannot speak, means that music plays a role in developing vocabulary.

Oft-repeated rhymes and stories as well as conversation have a very important role to play, even if a baby or toddler doesn’t understand the meaning of the words. The sounds will be registered in their brains for later retrieval

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