Womb to Words: The Benefits Of Sound And Music

Mom singing to a baby while he is sleeping
Baby boy singing

Did you know, you can enhance your babies learning potential even in the womb? Studies have shown, that particularly in the third trimester listening to music has a profound effect on your babies’ cognitive skills, helping to develop familiarity, improve their reflexes and responses as well as assist them with associative movement and memory.

Studies have shown that listening children’s songs, your baby is able to begin recognising patterns and develop memory responses from about 26 weeks. Playing calming music and reading aloud to your baby can not only improve their wellbeing but has been shown to lower baby’s heart rate and promote brain activity.

Once bub is born, they are immediately associating sounds with their surroundings and you can bet mums voice is the most recognisable sound, so continuing the reading journey is essential for bubs sustained development and also promotes relationship building through the release of oxytocin; the ‘bonding’ hormone (something we can’t get enough of!)

Singing along to nursery rhymes in particular, boosts bubs language development skills, even if he hasn’t said his first word yet the repeated use of words and phrases creates rhythmic connections between music and speech, helping them to begin to predict sounds and learn how to use them to communicate with their surroundings.

Kids Singing with Mizzie

At Mizzie, we want to help give bub the greatest head start in life, supporting them in navigating their way through their new world. With the use of sound and music we can help them to build relationships while learning.

Whether singing to your belly, your newborn or your toddler, encouraging baby to learn through the use of music and sound Sing with Mizzie Nursery Rhymes song book is an immersive and interactive reading experience, giving you the option to read aloud to bubs or utilise the audible nursery rhymes to play to your little one to enhance their rhythmic associations.

You can encourage their musical development by encouraging rhythmic patterns by helping them to clap along, synchronising your movements as Mizzie helps Bella-Boo and Baby Hugo sing their way through the 6 songs we all know and love.


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