It seems universally accepted that the soothing sound of lullabies and nursery rhymes is helpful in settling infants and toddlers. But does singing to one’s child actually bring provable benefits in terms of increasing parent-child bonding, enhancing the child’s emotional wellbeing, and even boosting cognitive development? What does the science say?
Three new studies have appeared this year that came up with surprising results while supporting some generally held views on the subject. Full story.
Graham Strahle (Music Australia) / July 17, 2017