Did you know that early exposure to music promotes brain development?
An infant’s brain is not fully developed at birth. It needs multiple sensory inputs, such as visual, auditory, tactile and olfactory, to build connections of the world they are in.
Singing songs, music and familiar rhymes at an early age provide infants with auditory stimulus to foster language development and to enhance memory. Finnish researchers from the University of Helsinki found that infants are capable of learning at a very young age and were already learning in their mother’s wombs.
At the Centre for Music Learning at the University of Texas at Austin, research showed that infants at seven months can categorize auditory stimuli and could distinguish a melody played on different instruments.
What kinds of music will benefit infants and toddlers?