Music, Bonding & Language-learning

Suzanne - posted on 03/02/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi All,

I'd like your opinion if you please? I've been doing a lot of reading about music, bonding and language recently, and how they're all connected. I trained originally as a music teacher you see, so its a personal interest, but initially these were all discrete areas of interest for me.

Although happy to explain further if helpful, I'll summarise here what I focussed on;

- the emotional capacity of music (we've all experienced it with our favourite music/ music that reminds us of a place/person/experience) to facilitate bonding between parent and child,
- the commonalities between music and language in infants; babies' tendency to relate communicate with the world through a musical 'language', which is their first attempt at communicating as we do,
-Our capacity to develop these connections at their earliest stages in order to offer something of benefit to parents who may be struggling in any or all of these areas.

I couldn't resist putting together a programme-of-sorts (the teacher in me!) but I wanted some feedback from Mums/Dads on the idea.

Thanks,
Suzanne

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