09 November 2012

Born to dance ...

    •  In a study on the infant behavior to music and speech , interesting results were thrown open. Not only were the infants responding to the beats of music  than speech  but the ones with more most synchronized movements in response to music also smiled more often . 

This only reiterates the positive effects of the rhythms in our life whatever the age .. While babies are born to dance and play ... as  children grow many succumb to the fear of expression and also at times  become so as they could have been  over reprimanded for their innate freedom of movement due  to societal norms of certain cultures. Music and dance  has a lot of significance in the growing years of a child ....We  as parents while giving a direction to their dreams should  responsibly couple it , with their need to explore different genres of music and dance,  till  they find that sound and movement ,which resonates to their being . Exploration is part of the creative identity which one seeks to personal fulfillment and should never be side lined by parents in the children's growing years . 
 Often we come across situations where children are classified as a no good-er , average or finicky as they have no one particular interest . They seem to be like drifters just cruising along without any sense of purpose in what they do , this is very prevalent aspect of a creative mind .

 In fact just knowing that these very same minds can become very very focused in approach  once the identification of that with that  which resonates with them begins , should make the parents heart rest easy . Music , dancing and other  art forms should be an integral part of the family atmosphere.  One does not need to be able to sing or dance or even draw, sketch or paint brilliantly to appreciate art. All one needs is an open and receptive mind which evolves to being tolerant , appreciative and accommodating of more and more out of the box thoughts .

As we learn to appreciate what is in and around us ... we grow as human beings and reach out to our next generations in a more positive way .

Savvy Raj