There are lots of things keeping kids busy these days. Between school, family, and other extracurricular activities it might seem like there's simply no time for your child to add something else into the mix. However, when it comes to learning a musical instrument, you may want to reconsider—this skill comes with a host of fantastic mental and emotional benefits.
1 of 10 It boosts executive function.
Executive functions are a set of cognitive skills regulated by the frontal lobe of the brain and include things like time management, decision making, organization, and memory. According to a 2014 study, child musicians display enhanced executive function skills in the areas of language fluency and processing.