Tipsy Tuesday: The Magical Power of Music

August 16, 2011 at 6:48 am 1 comment

You can never underestimate the power of music over babies.  I started to sing to my daughter while she was in the womb and I haven’t stopped since.  I’m not a great singer, but I love music and so does she.  It really does help us get through our days.  We sing everything from silly kids’ songs to inappropriate Irish rebel songs while bathing, changing diapers, driving, etc.  When we’re bored or she’s fussy I sing and she instantly cheers up when she hears the question “Do you want to sing a song?”

I know the magical effect music has on my daughter and recently my sister saw it work on her son Kevin as well.  He became quite fussy one afternoon looking as if he might vomit (he has GERD) so we all sang the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” to him and the fussiness subsided instantly.

There even was a recent article published in the British newspaper The Guardian that reported singing to children may help development of language skills.

Can’t think of songs?  Google “Children’s Songs”, use Youtube and sing along with karaoke versions, or search for a playlist on Pandora.

So don’t worry if you’re no Aretha, just sing a song you like or you can remember from your childhood.  And your child doesn’t care if you don’t remember the words or sing the same songs over and over again.  I still can’t remember the second verse to “On Top Of Spaghetti” so as far as we’re concerned the last time we saw that dang meatball was when it “rolled out the door”.

-Katie

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  • 1. Favorite Apps: Pandora « Kate & Aly  |  September 9, 2011 at 7:32 am

    […] posted recently about the power of music and how it has an amazing ability to calm my son’s fussiness. Usually when Kevin gets fussy […]

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