Children’s Music

What Is Children Music?

Children’s Music or kid’s music is music composed and performed for children. this means music, usually songs, written specifically for a juvenile audience. The composers are usually adults. Children’s music has historically held both entertainment and educational functions. Children’s music is often designed to provide an entertaining means of teaching children about their culture, other cultures, good behavior, facts, and skills. Many are folk songs, but there is a whole genre of educational music that has become increasingly popular.

History of Children’s music

The growth of the popular music publishing industry, associated with New York’s Tin Pan Alley in the late 19th and early 20th centuries led to the creation of several songs aimed at children. These included ‘Ten little fingers and ten little toes’ by Ira Shuster and Edward G. Nelson and School Days (1907) by Gus Edwards and Will Cobb. Perhaps the best remembered now is “Teddy Bears’ Picnic”, with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy in 1932 and the tune by British composer John William Bratton was from 1907. Many children’s stores and sometimes music outlets sell covers of pop songs, performed by adults for children, especially Christmas songs. These were especially popular during the early 2000s.

Details of the music

Research undertaken by a team of researchers in the 1990s showed that the exposure to music from early childhood onwards helps children to speak more clearly, develop a larger vocabulary, and strengthen social and emotional skills. The psychologist Howard Gardner already argued in 1983 that music intelligence is as important as logical and emotional intelligence. This is because music can strengthen the connection between the body and the brain to work together as a team.