Singing to your baby has many benefits. It is great for calming them down. It is also good for cognitive development. And it isn’t just baby who benefits: singing has many health benefits for you too, and will also help to facilitate bonding.
“But I don’t know what to sing” you say? Lullabies are a great place to start! Think back to your own childhood: did you parents sing lullabies to you? If they are still around, why not ask them? Passing on a cherished song can be another kind of heirloom and allow you and your child to connect to your community.
If you don’t have a lullaby to sing, then stay tuned because I am going to share some lullabies over the next few blog posts, starting with English. Remember: live music (you singing) is more effective than recorded songs.
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