A new meta-analysis of gold-standard, randomized controlled trials has found there are reliable ways to boost a child’s IQ by age 5. John Protzko, a doctoral candidate in psychology at New York University, authored the study published in Perspectives of Psychological Science. Over the next few weeks we’ll feature his findings as ways for you to help give your child a leg up on learning!
Today’s boost – MUSIC!
The evaluation of studies found that just listening to music such as Mozart, and taking your children to concerts will not cause an immediate IQ boost. In fact studies have found that music has no effect on young children’s intelligence. It has been noted however, that as children age, and begin to play instruments themselves, a boost occurs in their learning and IQ.