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Singing to your child seems like a natural and integral part of parenting and we are often told it is good for bonding with your child. The question is why is it good?

What does singing and moving with your child actually do for your child and for you? Which parts of their brains’ are developing when you sing to them and why is it so important? In the last 20 years researchers in the neuroscience and psychology fields have been fascinated by music and brain development. This is because they found that music, listening to it, making it and moving to it have profound effects on how the brain learns and grows. These researchers have used music as a tool to understand more about the complex developmental processes of the human brain and in the meantime have also explained many of the natural phenomenon that we see as a child grows and changes.


We know singing is good for a child’s development but now we also are starting to understand why. Join me as I open the door on this exciting and fascinating field of research into the science of singing to your baby.

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