Who says your baby does not understand you when you sing to it? Babies love music, and when you sing to your baby, nothing in the world could make it happier than the sound of your voice. Singing is an enjoyable way for you to interact with your child. It makes your child happy and establishes the parental bond you have with him/her.
As a parent, you should introduce your baby to music at an early age as it releases the hormone oxytocin- the chemical known for bonding in relationships. A baby who is exposed to music at an early age is able to develop cognitive skills faster. Moreover, a baby feels positive and secure when songs are played.
Even if you do not sing to your baby, you can always play songs for it. However, make sure you do not use headphones on your baby’s ears. Their ears are very sensitive and so play the songs from a distance.
Language and comprehension skills
Music and songs help your baby to pick up comprehension and language skills faster. When you play songs to your little one, you allow him/her to feel the tune, beats, and rhythm.
When you are listening to music with your baby, both of you are involved in an activity where the baby learns through music. The baby often sways its hands and body when he/she listens to music. This encourages the motor movements that later develop further as the child gets older.
Add music and songs to their playtime
As a parent, you can make beautiful memories with your baby by swaying them from side to side while you sing. This helps them to experience the joys of being held and listening to music with you together.
Moreover, with the movement, they also feel the rhythm of the song. This is a wonderful experience for them and you as a parent. There are several popular baby songs that you can sing to your little one and create everlasting memories for yourself to remember.
Buy small musical instruments for your baby
You can even buy musical instruments in the form of toys for your baby. You can use them to tap your baby’s hands and feet so that it responds to the musical rhythms and tunes. There are several musical instruments in the form of baby toys you can find in the market. Some of them even have songs for babies recorded in them.
When you press a button or turn a key, they start to play leaving your baby happy. Listen to songs together and introduce your child to music as early as possible. You might be wondering as to whether to play lullabies or nursery rhymes to your child. Any kind of song for babies will do.
They can be instrumental as well. As a parent, exposing your baby to music can help them develop their sensory organs faster. They listen with enthusiasm, and as they grow a little older they will start dancing to the beats of a song and open the doors to fun and entertainment with music!