World Book Day 2017 – Best of Children’s Books (With a Musical Theme)

This month we’ve been enjoying lots of bedtime stories, to help settle down at the end of a busy day. It is one of the few times that J will sit still, and it makes me so glad that we started reading to him when he was very tiny. At 6 months, he now knows how to sit calmly and look through the pictures, and enjoys all the silly voices we do for each character. Some books we read are age appropriate, but we also enjoy exploring books for older children. He doesn’t mind what we read – he just loves having our undivided attention before he goes to sleep. Here are my favourite books for World Book Day 2017: Continue reading “World Book Day 2017 – Best of Children’s Books (With a Musical Theme)”

7 Lullabies to Sing to Your Baby

Lullabies are a beautiful way of introducing music to your young baby. They are comforting and soothing, and the sound of your voice will help your little one to feel safe and loved. Wrapped up nice and warm in your arms, cuddling and singing creates the most perfect cocoon for the two of you. You will feel amazing as you nurture your baby, and it will form the most lovely memories for you! The association of love triggered by hearing these songs will stay with your baby forever – I still feel all cosy inside when I remember the songs my Mum sang to me. Learn and sing these lullabies – the best 7 there are!  Continue reading “7 Lullabies to Sing to Your Baby”

Can Listening to Classical Music Increase My Baby’s Intelligence?

Can classical music increase your baby's intelligence?

It’s a claim that we’ve all heard before – listening to Mozart and other classical music will increase your baby’s intelligence. The ‘Mozart effect’ was a term first coined in 1991. A study showed an increased spatial ability after listening to 10 minutes of a Mozart sonata. This study was actually conducted on a group of young adults, but the idea spread like wildfire that playing Mozart to babies and children would increase their IQ. But how much truth is in this statement? Continue reading “Can Listening to Classical Music Increase My Baby’s Intelligence?”

Originally posted 2017-01-13 11:24:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter