It’s a research-proven fact that music and kids’ songs have a vital role in the cognitive development of a child. As we have witnessed, parents instinctively use lullabies and soothing songs to express their love towards the infants, grab their attention, and to calm them down. Little ones also tend to interact and engage more with songs than general talks.
Music and songs have a significant impact on the toddlers, so the parents and teachers can leverage this natural instinct to aid in child’s development, to improve their social skills, and make the learning process easier and enjoyable. Further, we will explore some of the certain benefits of baby songs in the growth and development of our children.
Benefits of music in brain development
A study conducted by the Brain and Creativity Institute of the University of Southern California showed that the musical experiences in early childhood accelerate toddler’s brain development, especially in the fields of language skill acquisition and reading abilities.
However, academic achievement is not the sole benefit of music and a kid’s song. These baby songs can ignite almost all area of the comprehensive growth and development of children of all ages including developing:
- Intellectual abilities
- Social skills
- Emotional stability
- Cognitive skills
- Motor neuron development, and
- Language skills.
A good song and tune will help the mind and body of the kids work together. Exposing little kids to music during their early ages of development will help them learn words, pronunciations, and meanings of them. Children tend to dance to music which helps them build motor skills and allow them for self-expression. Music and songs also help to strengthen their memory skills.
A quick overview of the benefits of baby songs
- Baby songs are short with a lot of repetitions. Such repetitions will let a learner child tune into different words and memorize them. The rhythmic repetition will help children to become aware of various units of sound and the phenomenon with which alphabets make up words.
- Unlike everyday styles of speech, specially made baby songs are organized with similar sounds jumping out. This introduces kids to the sound patterns, and their brain receives the signal as for how to categorize the words by the structure.
- Nursery rhymes and songs pave the way to kids loving books and get accustomed to reading. The get the idea of listening to the narrative of something in the form of a song, but as these kids’ songs being short, they don’t have to sit for so long and focus. You can slowly introduce longer songs and stories as they grow older.
- A lot of famous kids’ song like the GymbaROO-KindyROO will invite their involvement also with the song with rhythmic body movements. This will help stimulate their brain better and by remembering the movement and the rhythm of it.
Along with these, baby songs have many social benefits too. As these are mostly done as group activities in primary classrooms, they start to feel a crucial part of society and experience the joy of working together. This activity will help your kids to connect to others.