Babies are born with a natural ability to appreciate music, and early exposure to music plays a crucial role in ‘wiring’ your baby’s brain for learning.
For example, singing songs teaches children about how language is put together. When you sing, words and phrases are slowed down and are easier for your baby to understand.
Singing together regularly helps them to build up a vocabulary of sounds and words long before they’re actually able to understand the meaning.
Listening to music also helps to put babies and toddlers into a relaxed and receptive state – perfect for when you want to try a new activity with them.
Making music together is a cheap and easy activity that can provide a wonderful bonding experience for you to share.