Why? Because they love the sound of their mother’s voice!
According to the London Daily Mail, studies show that music calms babies, helps them heal faster, and that listening to classical music boosts their brainpower. But it’s not just the music that’s important to a baby. It’s the personal connection. In fact, the more personal the connection, the more they’ll like a particular song. For example, songs sung by mom rated 3 times higher on the likeability scale than pre-recorded songs, based on how much the babies laughed, bounced, and clapped.
The babies tested also preferred music that was synchronized to their moods, because it made them feel secure. So, happy babies preferred bouncy tunes. And fussy, crying babies preferred mellow, soothing songs. And since the mothers were instantly able to adapt to mood changes by singing a different song or altering their delivery, the babies were happier with “mom-music.”
But it wasn’t just the “live” aspect of the music the babies liked. When a stranger sang to them, that song wasn’t preferred to the pre-taped music – with one surprising exception.
The hands-down favorite song for every baby was a very tuneful rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” sung by one particular researcher. But she was a trained singer, and much less nervous than the babies’ moms were about singing in public.
So, what’s the takeaway on this? If you want your baby to learn to love music at an early age, turn off the CD player and sing to them with confidence, no matter if you can carry a tune or not.
Animated Movies May be Giving Kids the Wrong Idea About Older People Watching animated movies – Disney or otherwise - could make your kids scared of grandma! Why? … If you wanna hang on to your spouse for the rest of your life, here are some tips to help you out. We found these in Woman's Day magazine. Have a good fight every now and then. According to Dr. Tim U… Here's some shocking news about middle children at least it shocked me. Middle-born children are typically not as successful in adulthood as their older or younger siblings… Divorced Parents are Doing a Good Job According to Live Science and MSNBC, divorced parents are doing just as well as married couples at r… When you meet someone face to face, you pick up clues about their personality. You can tell pretty quickly if they're confident, rude, or funny. But if you've decided to turn to t… TV Can Be Dangerous for Your Children. We all know too much television isn’t good for our kids, but did you know it can actually cros… Make Sure Your Teenage Girl Doesn't Get Involved in Violence Attention parents: According to a new study, your teenage girl could be involved in violence! We rea… Is Rice Cereal The Root Cause of Childhood Obesity? If you’re like most parents your baby’s first bite of solid food was rice cereal. Pediat… Are You Guilty of These "Dadly Sins?" One of our favorite parenting columnists, Hugh O’Neill, has just released his list of the Dadl… Are You Too Overbearing? You could be hurting your kids by trying to help them! How? Well, it’s easy to be over-involve… Dating someone in the same line of work can be great. You don't have to explain what you do, and they understand the hours, the pressures and the frustrat… Obesity Surgery is the Latest Weight-Loss Strategy for Kids What’s the latest weight-loss strategy for kids? Obesity surgery – just like what’… What's the latest trend in marriage? Separate living spaces. What's the latest trend in marriage? Separate living spaces. Virginia Woolf once said privacy was cr… Is your current sweetheart a better catch than anyone else you've ever been with? If you answer "yes" to that question - you might be kidding yourself. According to Psychology Today,… When are men most likely to get married? Well, there's a new national survey that says men brought up in homes without two parents are less l…
The Benefits of Owning a Pet Having a pet decreases your blood pressure, cholesterol and feeling of loneliness. Animals contribut… The Psychology of Driving Why do we buy the cars we buy?… Simple Relationship Improvements Tricks to Booking Low Cost Holiday Travel One trick is to be flexible and don't fly on peak travel days.… Is Your Kid's Bully, a Teacher? Words of Wisdom from Dr. Oz Does Heart Disease Run in Your Family? Safety Devices That Are A Must Have In For the safety conscious, side and head curtain airbags in newer cars have been shown to reduce fata… Are Childhood Vaccinations Necessary? 1 out of 10 parents skip their children's vaccinations and… Is Tuna Safe to Eat? Ladies...Dump That Jerk! Ladies, Keep Away From These Guys Do TV Shows Encourage Teens To Be Mean? Watching shows with your kids and asking questions can help to train them to think critically so the… Thinking Yourself To Death Which Bad Habits Are Bad For Your Health? Did you know if you don't brush and floss before bedtime that…