When we babywear, we keep our child close to our heart, giving him our love and care and establishing a strong bond between us. This closeness is the most wonderful opportunity we have to create long-lasting memories and to have a positive influence on our child and singing is a powerful and beautiful way to achieve this.
Newborns are most sensible to the sounds around them. They have been hearing sounds since they were in your womb, the sound of your heartbeat, the gurgles of your digestive system and the sound of your voice and of family members. It is vital for them to hear these familiar sounds as much as possible, that’s why we recommend you to babywear for as long as you can during the day.
While hearing your voice is important for your child, let’s see how singing to your child can help him develop harmoniously and how this well known, ancient habit maintains a deep connection between you and your child.
🎶 Singing accommodates a baby to transitions, hearing a different song for waking up, eating, sleeping or for fun activities helps him know what to expect next, because predictability makes him feel safe.
🎶 Singing contributes to your child’s emotional intelligence and social skills. In the book Brain Rules for Babies, John Medina says that one of the most powerful things about music is that when a child learns to recognize different musical tones, they also learn to recognize different emotional tones, thus knowing how people around them are feeling.
🎶 Music introduces children to the sounds and meanings of a wide range of words and helps strengthen memory skills.
🎶 Music is a unique and powerful way for children to connect to their roots, hearing traditional songs from your culture will make them love and consider them a dear part of him.
🎶 Hearing you sing the same song will help him develop predictability skills, he will anticipate what word comes next, what rhymes with what, whether you will tickle him or make a funny gesture for a word.
🎶 Parents should sing to their children every day to avoid language problems developing in later life, according to Sally Goddard Blythe, a consultant in neuro-developmental education and director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. “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.” Blythe says in her book, The Genius of Natural Childhood.
🎶 Music contributes to a child’s perception of tone and rhythm and to his ability to incorporate a language “Singing nursery rhymes and simple songs teaches children how language is constructed and assists with the acquisition of language. Singing songs with your child will also teach them about tone, beat and rhythm.”, says Beverley Hughes, the former children’s minister in the UK.
🎶 Music and rhymes increase a child’s ability in spatial reasoning, contributing a lot in the development of mathematical and scientific abilities.
Nowadays we have a lot of methods of creating sounds and music to choose from, but your baby’s response to hearing your voice will always be of a greater impact. They are responding way better to the familiar and loved sound of your tone and rhythm, especially when you are carrying him close to your heart.
You don’t have to be a singer, just sing with love and dedication, giggling and cuddling in between, while making the best out of your babywearing time! And if your baby is big now, how much fun he will have babywearing his toy in ISARA Toy Carrier and singing along a lullaby with all his heart. And if you have two children, the older one will sing the lullaby you sang to him to his little brother or sister. Now that’s a family bond that will last forever!