Music

?? - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Is music important in your life? I was just looking at the ginormous pile of toys on my livingroom floor that my son is currently throwing and kicking... and the majority of them, when they hit the ground again they start playing music and the majority of those play classical music. His leapfrog music table and caterpillar both play classics, his table plays nursery rhymes as well. Do you think the classical music has an affect for a baby? Do you think if they listen to classical music it will turn them in the way to develope musical talents?

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Tracy - posted on 07/14/2009

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I started playing classical music, and nursery ryhmns for my little one when he was in my tummy. He used to move around and feel him move towards the music. When he was first born I would play the same music to him and found it really calmed him when he was upset. His favourite song still is twinkle twinkle little star and I used to sing it to him before he was born. He still loves his music and is always dancing. Music is a wonderful.

JL - posted on 07/14/2009

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Music is a big part of our family. I was in musical theater in school and choir. My husband plays various instruments, sings, and has made some demos with friends getting into the music industry. He is teaching our daughter to play the acoustic guitar and when our son is older he plans on teaching him how to play the drums...then we can start a family band, haha. My 6 year old daughter is very into music. She sings all the time and has a pretty good voice. We are looking into voice lessons for her because she has become so passionate about it. She has always been a shy child yet she will stand in the middle of a group of people and sing her little heart. Music has helped her come out of her shell. We call her our diva in training, LOL!

Christa - posted on 07/14/2009

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I think music is so important. I don't think it matters classical or not, I think the toys use it because it's very universal. Could you imagine if they all played Rap or Country? LOL I'm a singer so music had always been a huge part of my life, it's how I deal with my problems. I throw in a song that fits the situation and sing my heart out, it's very therapeutic. They've also proven that children with good music skills are also good in math because it uses the same part of the brain. I think it's so sad that in schools the music programs is one of the first cut during budget cuts. My daughter has always enjoyed music, I think it’s because she’s heard it since she was in the womb, I’ve a very loud singer. :-) Cutest thing, when she was 4 months old we were at my brothers high school graduation and they were singing the national anthem, a good choral arrangement. She was in her carrier and we heard her “oh, oh, oh, oh” she was singing along and stopped right when they did. It was about the cutest thing ever, so yes I do think it helps their musical talents. :-)

Kylie - posted on 07/14/2009

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I think any exposure to music classical or not is going to tune a baby into musical understanding. tap your baby to the beat, swing them around and always sing. I played a little classical music but mostly pop and rock for my daughter and she has picked the same talent as me, she can hear a song once or twice and then she knows all the words. It's funny when we are driving with the radio and and she starts singing things like "i got that boom boom pow them chickens jocking my style" I come from a musical family i started piano at 5 and i play bass and guitar, My dad has been in bands all his life, i have great memories of being a little kid and going to watch his bush band and i got to play the instrument that was a stick with bottle tops attached and it sounds like a tambourine, I thought i was the coolest.

ME - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son LOVES music...and we often have the radio on so that he can dance and "sing" along. We listen to a little bit of everything, but most of his toys play classical...I'm not sure about the benefits...but it certainly brings him joy...and that is 100% positive!

Jessica - posted on 07/14/2009

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Music is a huge part of my life. My daughters have the love I do for music, my boys not so much. I think music helps with brain development, which can help with math, reading, and creativity. Music is also a very emotional thing, it stimulates all different feelings, whether it be joy or sadness. Musical toys are a bit annoying sometimes but they are great for development.

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