10 THINGS BABIES LEARN WHEN WE SING TO THEM ?
Whether it’s comforting them with their favourite lullabies or passing the time on long car journeys, singing is a part of everyday life for lots of parents. However, what you might not know is that singing also has lots of health and developmental benefits for your little ones.
Singing out loud releases feel-good hormones called endorphins that make you feel happy and positive. There is also a tiny part of your inner ear, called the sacculus, that releases even more happy hormones when it’s stimulated by music.
Not only is it good for your mental health and mood, but research has shown that singing can actually help build your children’s brain development and overall immune system.
Singing to babies prepares them for communicating later in life as it helps them get used to the structure and inflections of their native language. Singing also strengthens their lips and tongues which encourages clear speaking, and also expands their vocabulary.
Useful resource – TED Talks video: What if every child had access to music education from birth?