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The Importance of Music for Babies and Children

Music is an artistic expression in the form of dancing, singing and playing musical instruments. Music should be an essential part of a child’s rearing. In my view, music is among the highest and most important forms of communication. Music offers lifelong opportunities for the development of imagination, sensitivity, inventiveness, risk-taking and enjoyment.

Everyone is born with some embryonic kind of musical intelligence. It involves the process of sound as opposed to language and is one of the first intelligences to develop. Nature provides the basic musical ingredients for nurture to cultivate. The whole process begins in the womb.

By playing music and singing to your baby, as you relax, he can experience a simple form of learning in the uterus. Playing Haydn or Mozart during pregnancy won’t make your baby a musical genius but he may recognise and be soothed by it when he hears it again as a newborn.

Music is an artistic expression in the form of dancing, singing and playing musical instruments. Music should be an essential part of a child’s rearing. In my view, music is among the highest and most important forms of communication. Music offers lifelong opportunities for the development of imagination, sensitivity, inventiveness, risk-taking and enjoyment.

Everyone is born with some embryonic kind of musical intelligence. It involves the process of sound as opposed to language and is one of the first intelligences to develop. Nature provides the basic musical ingredients for nurture to cultivate. The whole process begins in the womb.

By playing music and singing to your baby, as you relax, he can experience a simple form of learning in the uterus. Playing Haydn or Mozart during pregnancy won’t make your baby a musical genius but he may recognize and be soothed by it when he hears it again as a newborn.

When you choose a musical baby mobile for the crib the music should be relaxing, i.e. bedtime nursery rhymes, classical music or nature and seasons sounds, always worked best for me. Music helps with bonding, especially with dads, having to soothe baby back to sleep whilst swaying to the beat of a lovely melody.

Music stimulates and stirs emotions in babies promoting physical, emotional and intellectual development. This is a whole learning period for baby and he is unaware of this natural complex, simply enjoying listening to the music.

There are several benefits when one allows their child to create sounds by themselves through the use of rhythmic instruments such as a piano gym. At an early age, a child is able to start learning about rhythm. While learning this, they can also start developing their motor skills as they hold their musical instruments and use it. Playing with musical instruments can help children develop their social skills. This is mainly because they will most likely start to play music when they are in school because they tried practicing it at home. As a result, they will be able to socialize with others because of this skill such as making a musical group.

The Importance of Music for Babies and Children

Age, Musical Milestones & Musical Activities.

Age – Birth – 3 Months
Music Milestone – Alerts and calms to music; prefers infant directed singing: coos/cries
Music Activity – Sing lullabies; gently rock and pat to music.

Age – 3 – 6 Months
Music Milestone – Musical babbling; repetitive movement in response to music; turns to the source of music; prefers higher pitched voices.
Music Activity – Imitate baby’s babbling; provide shakers, bells and simple rhythm toys, bounce gently to music.

Age – 6 – 9 Months
Music Milestone – Occasionally matches pitch; larger repetitive movements; recognizes familiar melodies; uses descending vocalizations.
Music Activity – Imitate spontaneous songs; play pitch matching games using “la-la” or “loo-loo”; easy finger plays songs; nursery rhymes with movement.

Age – 9 – 12 Months
Music Milestone – “Sings” spontaneously; recognizes and attempts to sing along with familiar songs.
Music Activity – Provide songs for different activities like wake-up/bath time/bedtime, etc.; variety of recorded music; drums and xylophones.

Age – 12 – 18 Months
Music Milestone – Dances to music; pays attention to lyrics; sings snippets of learned songs; more pitch matching; starting to match movement to music.
Music Activity – Dance baby on your feet; sing simple songs/chants/nursery rhymes; songs with repetitive chorus like E-I-E-I-O and B-I-N-G-O.

Age – 18 – 24 Months
Music Milestone – Looks for dance partners; spins, marches to music; spontaneous songs have steady rhythm; able to imitate songs; lyrics more accurate than pitch.
Music Activity – Experiment with different voices (big/little/high/low); Make sounds with voice to encourage vocal range (sirens, birds, animal noises)

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