One of the most important jobs for a parent is to put their little one to sleep. There are many ways to do it and some are more effective than others. One of these popular methods is singing lullabies. Although this might seem simple as singing a nursery rhyme, there are actually very specific things to consider.
Why Babies Need Music
Even if you’re not a parent, it should come as no surprise that babies are a natural singing target. Singing to children, especially in early childhood, can help them with emotional and cognitive development, better memory and language skills, and rapid vocabulary growth. On the flip side though, you don’t want to push kids too hard. The key is finding a balance between fun and learning (which we’ll discuss below). Here are some reasons babies need lullabies:
- Lullabies Are Fun For Babies
Singing lullabies to your babies and toddlers is fun for you and for them. Helping babies sleep well has enormous benefits, such as reducing the risk of cot death, improving soft skills such as language and motor development, and increasing their future intelligence (there are links to studies at the bottom of this article). Enjoy the beautiful songs in this list, sing along with your little ones, and smile knowing how much good you’re doing by helping them fall asleep and stay asleep.