"Music helps you think by activating and synchronizing neural firing patterns that connect multiple brain sites... The neural synchrony ensembles increase both the brain's efficiency and effectiveness."
From Arts with the Brain in Mind by Eric Jensen
I have heard time and time again that studies continue to show that music - both the act of actively listening to it and the act of creating it - has been shown to stimulate more areas of the brain than any other single activity. And as such, music physically grows, organizes, and wires the brain in a phenomenal and powerful way.
The brain grows by use. And music grows the brain such a profound way as to have an enormous impact on mathematical ability, reading, critical thinking and reasoning, and so much more.
As Glenn Doman has long proposed, all brain function is interrelated. You cannot suppress one function without likewise suppressing the others. On the same note, you cannot raise one function without in turn raising the others. When you grow and improve the brain by any given activity, you are also growing it and improving it for all other activity.
Music is a beautiful way to grow your child's brain and improve their ability to learn about and appreciate their world.
"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works."
1 Chronicles 16:9