It’s simply amazing that in this day and age there are new discoveries to be made in music! There are still new melodies being made and classical masterpieces being uncovered. We are big fans of Bach’s classical melodies (as you already know) so we were absolutely fascinated when just 5 years ago an unknown Aria (a solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment) was discovered. The excitement around the discovery has been simply astounding and just goes to show what a key part of our lives music really is. Want to read more about this discovery? Check out NPR. We believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your baby so we wanted to share a few tips for bringing musical experiences to some everyday activities.
Bubbles and Beats
Bath time can be an unknown feeling for your baby, in the beginning. Make the experience more soothing by playing the same music that she hears at nighttime. This will make bath time a calmer occasion filled with soothing melodies that she will experience rather than a foreign occurrence. As your baby gets older play really fun music that you just have to pop your head along to keep bath time as much fun as play time!
Hippin and Hoppin at Home
Turn laundry time, cooking time or anytime that you need to sit your little girl down into music time! Play upbeat music in the room that you are both in. Playing up-tempo music will keep your baby engaged and bopping along and will quickly become a fun together time tradition for you both. If your baby is old enough give a homemade instrument (you can get some tips here ). Step in and play a bar or two with her while you are working.
Bedtime can be the perfect chance for you to create an unbreakable bond with your little one. Rather than just popping on a CD or turning on the mobile, create a routine of mixing soft music with your own soft lullabies! Introducing soft music into your bedtime routine will create a soothing environment for both you and your baby. We have some additional tips here.
If you are looking for a musical discovery helper our new Baby Beethoven and Baby Mozart Discovery Kits are specially designed to be music to your little one’s ears! Remember that sharing music from day one is so simple, but so important to add calmness and routine to your baby’s new experiences. Plus discovering music now will become a beautiful tradition for you and your little one to share for years to come!