In this module, we’ve explored how music and music learning can contribute to language, social emotional, and cognitive development. From learning about culture and history, to boosting language skills, music is a powerful learning tool. The type of music you choose to play with children doesn’t matter. Pick the styles of music you enjoy most. Learning to play a musical instrument is wonderful. But kids don’t need fancy musical instruments to learn about and create music. Plastic bottles filled with beans make great shakers and you can’t beat a set of bucket drums. So go ahead – sing, dance and clap to the beat!