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Benefits Of Early Introduction To Music

Is it too late or too early for introducing music to your little one? 

It's never too early for music in life. 

Babies respond to sound from the time they are in their mother's womb. If you are a mom, I am sure you can relate to it.


Babies just love songs, rhythms and music and benefit from it just like grown-ups do from a musical environment. Scientists have found that the effect music has on the young minds of babies is far more significant than we can imagine. Various studies have shown that music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development; not only does it improve speech but also reading, writing abilities and language skills per se.

An Early introduction to music can happen in the Womb, however, if you have missed it, its never too late. Your new born will love the music you play for him.
How music benefits the babies -

Memory- Music helps little babies remember things they have learnt or experienced before. In our case, A could relate to rhymes as early as 4-5 months.

Spatial Intelligence - It is the ability to perceive various relationships of spaces, for example,  kids who are exposed to music early in life can solve visual puzzles like shape-sorting and jigsaw easily and faster than those who have no musical exposure. 

Emotional Intelligence - I am sure, you would agree that music brings out strong emotions. By listening to variety of music, babies improve their ability to understand moods and emotions of their own and that of others. Our little fellow showed contrasting responses to slow music and happy numbers. My gayatri mantra experience has already been shared in detail in my previous post. 

Creativity- Playing with instruments is like an open ended play. There may be a certain way of playing an instrument, but letting the child play the way he wants to and explore the instruments will let him create his own magic and thus, honing his creativity. Also the sounds emanating from these instruments have a positive effect on human brain, enhancing creative abilities. 

Language - Music and linguistic development is quite closely related. Both skills require similar understanding of speech and sound.  So, listening to music contributes greatly to babies’ development of language. 

 To know how our journey of sound and music began hop on to this article-  Our musical journey

Comments

  1. I loved the way u explained here n agree with u

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  2. Interesting! Sharing this post with my Aunt for her lil one! 👍

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  3. Completely agree with your post. Music is something to which little kids responds fast

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  4. This is so informative and awareness post and I love the way you've put up this thought

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  5. Wow this is such an informative post, we did introduce music to my nephew when he was just a month's old and he used to enjoy it so much, after reading this post I do realize it did help him with his speech. :)

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  6. Nice and informative post and yes teaching via music & rhymes is good and easier :-)

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  7. Music actually plays a very important role... We made our baby listen when I was pregnant

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  8. Music is lot more than foot-tapping numbers. It is soothing and has a profounf effect on the minds of babies.

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  9. Music is the quickest way to which a kid reflect and react. And even they start responding when they are in womb. Love the post

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  10. I dont think age has anything to do with music. Babies anyway love music. My 3 yrs old keep on humming songs every day..

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  11. Agree that it's never too early to introducing music. Very beautifully you explained this. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Agree that it's never too early to introducing music. Very beautifully you explained this. Thanks for sharing

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  13. Music is life! Its never too early ir never tooo late to bring your music in your life! Love this post!

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  14. My older one always slept with a song playing in the background. it used to worry me. With everything pointed out in your post, I am glad he did.

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  15. I guess it is never too late to stat your passion. Atleast you are moving towards your love.

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  16. Music is an integral part of our lives. As my Husband has always made sure that our kids be exposed to different kinds of amazing music frm around India and the world. I always have seen my kids feel relaxed and happy when music is played. And as Babies they both responded so well. I hope many new moms read your posts!

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  17. This holds true for my son..even when he had not learned to make sentences he was fluent with few songs and mantras ..music helps in speech development..

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  18. Music doesn't need any language. It is always soothing and refreshing ng to listen to a soft music. And talking about babies then they love the vibrations, sounds, pitch. That's the start of the learning.

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