Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meaning of
words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-
expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.
BENEFITS OF MUSIC FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Infants and Music:
Infants mimic sounds and start moving to the music as soon as they are physically able. They recognize
the melody long before they understand the words. Soothing soft music may be helpful in having an
infant fall asleep whereas loud music will over stimulate an infant. Try to make up short songs (two
lines) for taking a bath, dressing, eating and going to bed.
From a very early age, babies can hear the difference between different types of sounds and after only a
few weeks an infant can identify their mother’s voice from other people’s. Music provides cognitive
benefits that support children’s early development.
Toddlers and Music:
Toddlers love to dance and move to music. This is why our musical area of Baby Power is so popular!
The key to toddler music is repetition, which encourages the use of words and helps them to memorize
the words. Music encourages children’s inclination to move, developing their fine motor skills and gross
motor skills. When you see your child dancing, give him/her a drum or other homemade instruments
and dance with them. A pot and a wooden spoon work perfectly. They will try to mimic your moves,
which can help them with their hand-eye coordination and exercise their clutch grip.
Also, music can help toddlers increase their vocabulary. They may not understand the words but will try
to say them such as” elemnop “when singing the alphabet song.
Play groups, such as Baby Power Forever Kids, are a great way for your toddler to learn new songs and
socialize with other children of their age.
Research undertaken by a team of researchers in the 1990s showed that the exposure to music from
early childhood onwards helps children to speak more clearly, develop a larger vocabulary, and
strengthen social and emotional skills. The psychologist Howard Gardner argued that in 1983 that music
intelligence is as important as logical and emotional intelligence. This is because music has the ability to
strengthen the connection between body and brain to work together as a team.
So, Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Nannies- Sing, Dance, Play Instruments with your kiddies and BRING THEM TO A BABY POWER CLASS! WE DO IT WITH YOU!