The children at Promises Preschool enjoy music each week with Ms. Sherry. Music is often thought of simply as entertainment, but it also has the power to manage feelings and their resultant behavior. For children, especially, music can help instill calm, promote self-regulation, and impart joy. We are not just singing songs; we are also moving our bodies. Just as music has the power to help manage behavior, it also helps support cognitive and language development. Rhythmic patterns in music can improve children’s abilities to detect and predict patterns in speech. The elongated syllables in songs and repetition of lyrics give children more time to think, shape the mouth, and coordinate breath. Variations of pitch and inflection in songs and chants support the development of expressive language, and rhyming supports phonological awareness. Each month, they focus on the chapel song, a nursery rhyme, and the season and/or holiday. The children showcase what they learn a few times a year during programs held for the families and parents.