Impact of music on your baby's brain
Music is the most important thing in our life. Is your baby getting enough music?
We know that music engages many regions of the brain at once. It is also an important part of many play, social-emotional, communication and sensory experiences, and can possibly strengthen those experiences.
Recent studies have shown that music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development.
so do not think twice before singing to your baby.
How can music help develop a young child’s brain?
Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills.
Singing regulates your little one’s sense of awareness and attention, helping them to keep calm. It’s proven to have a bigger reduction in the levels of cortisol (the main stress hormone) in babies’ bodies than would be reduced just through regular speaking
2. Better health
A study carried out in an intensive care unit showed that babies who had been sung to by their parents had improved heart and respiratory rates, better sleep, feeding patterns and weight gain.
Although reading aloud to your baby can help with their speech, it’s actually singing that helps prepare them for language. The higher and lower pitches of your voice all help engage their brain. Nursery rhymes offer a new set of words that we might not use every day, broadening their vocabulary.3
There is a close connection between music and linguistic development. Both skills require the ability to differentiate between auditory nuances and similar sounds, such as "B" and "P”. Listening to music contributes greatly to babies’ development of this skill and will develop the ability to decode auditory data and sharpen your child’s auditory memory - abilities which are fundamental to language comprehension.
Three-month-old babies can use music to help them remember things they have learned. Scientists now believe that music gives significance to the learning process and helps remember it.
5. Spatial Intelligence
Spatial intelligence is the ability to perceive various relationships in space and understand the visual world. A study of kindergarten children in California showed that children who were given piano lessons had a 34% better success rate in completing a jigsaw puzzle than children who were given computer lessons at the same time.
A study found that first graders who had been given intensive musical instruction demonstrated considerably more progress in mathematics than classmates who had received a standard musical education. Scientists believe that the connection between music and mathematics is partly related to the fact that music helps children understand mathematical concepts.