Here is the next instalment of my series about research available which addresses the use of music and music therapy for babies and children. This is only a sampling of the research available.
Music Therapy in Neonatal Intensive Care
Music therapy led to increased breastmilk production and reduced stress for mothers of NICU babies
Ak, J., Lakshmanagowda, P., G C M, P., & Goturu, J. (2015). Impact of music therapy on breast milk secretion in mothers of premature newborns. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research : JCDR,9(4), CC04-6. [Read more…] about Research into music in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Music is an excellent tool for stimulating cognitive growth in infants, as well as speech development. It also offers an opportunity for baby to bond with a caregiver. One of the best ways to accomplish all of these things is to sing to your baby, and an lullaby is a great option. You may have family lullabies, which are a great choice. If not, and if you don’t know any other lullabies, it is quite easy to find one to learn. Remember that baby loves live voices most (especially those baby knows!) so put away the stereo and sing!
Here are some Chinese selections, in Mandarin and Cantonese. Do you know of others? Leave a comment below! [Read more…] about Lullabies to sing to your baby: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)