How music affects your child's brain

The Mozart Effect for Children: Awakening Your Child's Mind, Health and Creativity with Music

by Don Campbell
Published by William Morrow; September 2000; $25.00US/$37.95CAN; 0-380-97782-6

In "The Mozart Effect for Children," author Don Campbell shows that music is the perfect tool to improve children's language, movement, and emotional skills at home, school, and play. He presents a wealth of dynamic, inventive ways for parents and teachers to invigorate a child's imagination with music, sounds, and songs, supplying simple exercises and fun activities tailored for each age group and stage of development, from prenatal through age ten. Campbell offers ideas and exercises both practical and profound, from special ways for parents to bond with their newborns to tips on fostering good study habits and stress reduction for elementary school students.

"The Mozart Effect for Children" is an invaluable resource for any parent and every child, as well as for grandparents and educators. With Campbell's fascinating, informed, and compassionate guidance and with the incredible, uplifting power of tone, rhythm, and melody -- you can help the child in your life aspire, achieve, and grow healthier in mind, body, and spirit.

Don Campbell has spent more than three decades exploring and writing about the benefits of music for lifelong learning, and is a world-renowned authority on music and its role in education and health. A classical musician, educator, writer, and teacher, he works with symphony orchestras, schools, music educators, and health professionals worldwide. He has helped children in thirty countries improve their abilities to learn, create, and experience the joy of life through music. He serves on the boards of the Boulder Philharmonic and the American Music Research Center. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. Mr. Campbell lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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