You might be wondering what your newborn could possibly take away
from a music class and how old they have to be before they can benefit.
At Music Together®, we know it's never too early to get
babies started in class! Your little one is a natural-born music-maker,
ready to start learning music at birth. Even wee babies are alert to
musical sounds and respond to melody and rhythm and you’ll learn
musical ways to interact and bond with your baby,
support their brain development, and nurture their inner musician.
As in everything, you are your baby's first and best teacher.
But don't get nervous! When you sing in the car and dance in the living room,
you're showing your baby how to make music and that making music
is important to your family. That's all your baby needs from you—
musically, at least! (Food, clothing, and shelter are useful, too.)
You'll also learn to recognize which of your baby's behaviors are musical
so that you can support their development (link) at the time
when your baby's brain is at its most receptive.
The Babies class has other benefits, too! Singing and dancing with your baby is a beautiful way for the two of you to bond. And making music with other parents of newborns is a great way to make new friends in your community who are as sleep deprived as you!
Read more about the benefits of music for babies on the Music Together blog