Singing To Kids Can Improve Their Speech and Language Skills May 16 2013
Sally Goddard Blythe, a consultant in neuro-developmental education and director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology has written a new book entitled The Genius of Natural Childhood in which she discusses the importance of singing to your young child to help their language development.
Singing to babies and toddlers before they can speak is "an essential precursor to later educational success and emotional wellbeing" says, Blythe. "Song is a special type of speech. Lullabies, songs and rhymes of every culture carry the 'signature' melodies and inflections of a mother tongue, preparing a child's ear, voice and brain for language.
Babies are particularly responsive when the music comes directly from the parent. Singing along with a parent is for the development of reciprocal communication."
You can follow Sally on Twitter at @GoddardBlythe and read more on this fascinating topic in this article from The Guardian.
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