Baby's Music Box Lullabies was developed and recorded by a professional sound engineer for his use by his own children, but now TikeTunes™ is sharing it with families across the world. This unique album uses a traditional music box to capture the nostalgic sound that's been soothing babies to sleep for centuries. TikeTunes™ believes that music is a powerful tool for soothing and stimulating your infant and there should be no shortage of it in any new parent's household.
Lullabies. They're soothing, peaceful, and nostalgic. Mothers have used these melodies to soothe their babies for thousands of years. It's not hard to see why parents rely so heavily on the time tested practice of bedtime lullabies. Baby's that go to bed with peaceful music tend to sleep more soundly through the night. Many parent's also cite lullaby music as a proven technique for coaxing an irritable baby to sleep peacefully in his or her own crib. But did you know music also encourages cognitive development in your little one?
Psychologists and neuroscientists abroad have conducted many studies investigating the relationship between music and infant brain development. These studies suggest rather conclusively that early and regular exposure to calming music can improve your child's cognitive ability in many diverse areas, including math and language. These are skills that will benefit your child throughout his or her life.
The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of your baby's development. "I think what’s most important for people to understand is that a newborn at birth has most of the brain cells that we will have for our entire life, but relatively little of the connections, the circuits among the different cells," explains Dr. Jack Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. These neural connections are being made rapidly early in life. Our brains are constantly being sculpted and molded by our experiences, and this is more true in our first three years than any other period of our lives.
In her book "Building Baby's Brain: The Role of Music," Dr. Diane Bales, Ph.D, explains that exposure to music is a powerful way to stimulate the same neural connections that we use for spatial and temporal reasoning as well as language cognition. This increased neural stimulation translates to improved ability in math and language skills.