Reading about the topic of Music Therapy recently, I was fully engaged in learning more about a colleague, Amber Bobnar of Boston Children's Music, and her son, Ivan. She lists the benefits of incorporating music with children:
Music can facilitate:
fine and gross motor skills
patterning (such as counting or pre-reading skills)
Amber goes on to discuss why you might want to "bring more music into your home to help encourage your child's development."
This is a subject I am keenly interested in and want to learn and share more about. You can read more here at Amber's "Wonder Baby" site.