Why do babies love music?
Why do we seem to love music from the day we're born? Are we born musical? Tom Service and experts reveal how babies interact with music from classical and pop through to lullabies and kids TV themes.
Why do we seem to love music from the day we're born? Are we born musical or do we learn it along the way?
Whether it's melodies by Mozart, Queen, nursery rhymes or Baby Shark, music seems to captivate our babies - but what is it about these tunes that they're enjoying?
Tom is joined by infant psychology expert Dr Laurel Trainor to find out how babies really interact with music - what are they hearing in the womb? Do they have musical preferences? Does participating in music have any developmental benefits? And is there any truth in the so-called Mozart effect?
How do you go about writing music for tiny people? Andrew Davenport, creator and composer of iconic pre-school hit In the Night Garden and Moon and Me explains how babies and music go hand in hand.
And Tom finds out why we've sung lullabies to our infants all over the world since Babylonian times.
Hannah Thorne - producer