Music isn't just fun to listen to, it's important for stimulation and brain development for kids! Nina Kraus, director of Northwestern's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, said that listening to music is good, but having kids actively experience music and have "meaningful engagement with sound to stimulate changes in the brain" is even better. If you're looking for a better way to inspire more musical engagement in your lives, check out our top four musical game picks!
Compose Yourself by ThinkFun gives kids the ability to create original music in minutes! Compose Yourself combines a set of music cards with an exclusive website to allow you to create, play and share your own world-class composition. Each of the 60 transparent music cards contain a series of notes, like building blocks for music, that can be arranged to form over a billion musical combinations. Compose Yourself stimulates and connects the right and left brain, building new thinking skills and encouraging creativity, self-expression, and a passion for music. A great game for kids that love music or have yet to discover a love for music!