iHeartMedia, the creator of iHeartRadio – the all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service — has announced the release of a new, stand-alone app designed specifically for families with kids ages four through 11.
Danae Kirklen, a 9-year-old with a rare form of cancer, got to see her favorite pop star, Ariana Grande, in concert thanks to Macy’s Believe Campaign and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
These amazingly talented kids aren’t waiting until they move out of their parent’s house to make their dreams a reality. Age isn’t a prerequisite for them, either, because they’ve already given themselves a head start on pursuing their passions.
Music therapy is an evidenced-based practice, targeting physical, neurologic, communication, emotional, educational and behavioral goals to promote positive therapeutic change. Music therapy also looks at the whole child, brings forth their abilities and provides opportunities for creative self-expression, normalization of the environment, emotional processing and social int eraction. Music therapy facilitates a space for the child to be a child, allows the child to express all the wonder, creativity, and inspiration they have to share with the world.
6 year old Avery Molek plays Van Halen’s ‘Hot For Teacher’ perfectly. Avery learns all his songs by ear while applying the techniques he learns from his drum teacher. Avery has also covered Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Dream Theater and more on his YouTube channel.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira has urged global leaders to invest heavily in early childhood development in the wake of new science that is creating a revolutionary shift in our understanding of the lasting effects of deprivation and stress on the developing brains of young children.
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education, giving children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life. The organization has provided 2.3 million children in 1,900 public schools in America with more than $51 million in new musical instruments donated since 1997.
Research from Northwestern University and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago asserts that listening to music and audio books is a viable alternative to medication for reducing post-surgery pain in children.
Let your kids sing along to one of the world’s most notable songs in recent years, “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” The song sends a powerful message that will help them as they grow.
Individuals of all ages and all abilities can benefit from music therapy. Previously, music therapy has been used to support emotional, cognitive and social development in many populations. Music therapy may help to promote wellness by managing stress, enhancing memory, and improving communication.