Everyone Is Musical!
Millie and Max have been finding out some more things about music and language in child development.
In a book called "Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence (Vol. 2)" Millie and Max learned that music and language share a number of the same elements, including; frequency, timing, and timbre.
Millie explains "Frequency is like the different notes in Twinkle Twinkle".
Max adds "Timing is the beat in Three Little Monkeys and timbre is the character of a voice or an instrument, like the flute and piano in Twinkle Twinkle".
Millie and Max also found out that we are all born with musical abilities.
Max says "We learned that even though some people think they are not musical, everyone is born musical!"
Everybody detects variation in pitch and rhythm from birth which helps them acquire language from our environment.
"Music and language development are very good friends!" exclaims Millie.
Millie and Max agree "When singing along to our songs, we are learning the melody, the beat, the sounds, and the words.
All enhancing our music and language skills, while having great fun!"