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Hi Mommies, have you noticed your baby’s eyes light up when you turn on music? Does your toddler like to rock out when they hear their favourite song? It’s no coincidence.
Most babies and toddlers love listening to music, and for good reason. Hearing is one of a baby’s first senses to fully develop, and, just like us, little ones love listening to songs, rhythms and beats.
A lot of research has been done on the benefits of music for young brains as it stimulates neural pathways and promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It is thought that the patterns and rhythms of music help the brain to become faster and more efficient at transmitting information. Babies and toddlers who are exposed to music perform better in areas such as language development, speech, listening and reading skills.
With research, we have also found these benefits for exposing kids to music:
- Promotes Creativity
- Boosts Cognitive Skills and Sensory Development
- Develops Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Teaches Patience
- Encourages Self-expression
The world of music has so much to offer young children. Now that you know the benefits, pick up those bells and maracas and shake along with your little ones!
1) Tambourine and Maracas Set
Maracas will create fun percussive sounds to stimulate young brains and help them express their creative talents.
2) Silly Sounds Light-Up Piano
It can be tricky for little fingers to master the coordination required to hold and play musical toys. Correctly striking a key in a piano, for example, requires proper good hand-eye coordination.
Babies and toddlers don’t always have the vocabulary they need to express themselves and can get frustrated when they are unable to verbalise their feelings. Musical baby and infant toys give children an opportunity to express however they are feeling in the moment and can help release any pent-up energy, as well as just being a whole lot of fun!