Making a Joyful Noise: The Potential Role of Music Making in the Well-Being of Young Families

What role does music play in building a world in which young families thrive. This report from WolfBrown and the Bernard van Leer Foundation combines a comprehensive literature and landscape review that highlights the value, impact and scaling potential of music and sustainable music interventions/programmes throughout the world.

Understanding and harnessing the value of music provides a multitude of opportunities for supporting child development, child-caregiver bonds and overall family well-being in an inclusive and human way. The paper also provides clear action steps for organisations and governments interested in investing in music across a range of areas (public health, early learning and education, community planning and design and arts and culture) that influence early childhood development and caregiver mental health.