Music ignites all areas of child development: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. Music can also be a dynamic social learning experience. Children learn to work as a team while they each contribute to the song in their own way. They also learn that together they can make something larger than the sum of its parts.