Which of these songs do you know from your childhood?
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
- Hush, Little Baby
- Brahm’s Lullaby
- Go to Sleep
- Hush a Bye Baby
- 5 Little Ducks
Lullabies have been around for centuries. In fact, we use lullabies in our group music classes as a means of bonding between parent and child, it increases eye-to-eye contact, parent(s) may show facial expression, and these songs may calm children.
Despite the age of these songs, there is now medical research that indicates singing lullabies to your children may have positive effects. Dr. Pickett and his team at Great Ormond Street Hospital conducted a study with 37 patients between the age of 7 days to 4 years old. These patients either had a heart or respiratory condition and listened to 10 minutes of lullabies, story reading, or nothing.
Interesting findings from the study stated were:
- “Listening to a lullaby can help lower a child’s heart rate and relieve his or her perception of pain.”
- “There is something inherently special about music and singing to a child that achieves these results.”
To read more details from the online report, here is a link.
To learn more about group music classes for you and your child, click here.
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