The Mozart Effect
The brain is shaped the most during the first 10 years of life. Teaching music, language, and other lifelong skills will be easier during these early years. Listening to Mozart (and other classical music) early in life exercises the same neurons used for mathematics and spatial reasoning. By exposing children to complex musical sounds (Mozart, not hard rock), children will develop the same areas of the brain required for math and spatial reasoning. Using mazes, copying patterns, and drawing shapes has been shown to improve with exposure to complex musical sounds.