Music In Baby's Life

Music In Baby's Life

I discovered that even though babies can not speak, they seem to speak the language of music. This is a way to connect with your child in a very unique way. Just as important as language acquisition, I feel like the language of music is just as essential.

You can practice playing a variety of music with your baby, and find out through the baby's movements what the baby likes and doesn't like. Oftentimes, they say that classical music is very soothing for babies, and as the child grows, so too can your selection of music grow. So not only classical music, but try out things like folk music or something with a little more rhythm that has different tones. This helps the baby with awareness, because as you play games with them, you recognize that they have rhythm.

I've noticed this especially in small children that they have no inhibitions whatsoever, and they really love to dance. I received a sing along CD and a music book when my daughter was born and that was one of the most wonderful gifts because we would play it all the time. When my daughter was 2 months old, I would sing to her this music and it has been a part of our bedtime routine ever since. I started doing this with my son too when he was born. I want to teach my children all different kinds of music and build their vocabulary of music at an early age.