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Research has shown that students involved in music helps them to achieve better academic results than non-music students, and the exposure to music development such as adjusting decisions on tempo, tone, style, rhythm, phrasing, and feeling--train the brain to become incredibly good at organizing and conducting numerous activities at once.
Dedicated practise of the skill can have a great payoff for lifelong attention skills, intelligence, and ability for
self-knowledge and expression.
Play some Online Music Learning Games
Most of these games include time limit which helps to test the student's response and notes reading skills.
Check out this website: http://www.pianogamesonline.org/game/8/Note-Typing.html
Use Hands-on Activities
Kids enjoy hands-on activities when learning. Using an activity with objects such as Milo can, pots and pans make the music learning experience more exciting and fun! Allow kids to play with something may also help to extend their attention span.
Watch, Listen and Sing-Along Music Videos
Search for some YouTube videos that are suitable for kids to watch, listen and sing along. Invest some time to sing with them and explore the sounds.