Good Reasons to Get Your Baby Hooked on Music
Maybe you played your favorite music during your pregnancy in hopes that your kid would come out knowing all of the words to It's the End of the World by REM., and to this day, you swear his ears perk up every time he hears it, right?
Well good for you, because as a music lover, you did a great thing by jamming with your pre-born-bundle to tunes. And even if you didn't snuggle up with your stereo speakers, the music you listened to in the car, the grocery store, and the gym all filtered in, so your baby did the in utero boogie too!
It's said babies can hear at 20 weeks into a pregnancy and the music they are exposed to is recognized for months, even years, after they are born. On top of that, there's all this scientific stuff that says that musical kids tend to grow up to be smart adults.
So your baby might not have mastered his ABC's on the first try, but listening to your iTunes playlist as your child grows up, may help his future SAT score! Now doesn't that sound like fun homework (pun intended)?!
And don't be surprised if your little ones show affection for flannel shirts if you Nirvana'ed your way through the pregnancy or your little girl lives for sequins and headdresses if Cher's your go-to-groove during carpool. Medical studies show that music can have a positive effect on children's development, so go ahead, pump up the volume and let yours get lost in the beat.