It is no doubt that music is a stress buster. It can relieve one’s emotional frustrations and depressions. It can also push the brain to work harder, which makes rock music very beneficial when solving mathematical equations. Music is an expression of the soul and indulging yourself with it is one of the best ways on how you can find solace and serenity amidst a buzzing spot. But little did we know that music can also influence unborn babies.
The place of the babies inside the mother’s womb is already a hot spot for music. Babies are already exposed to rhythm even before they were born. The mother’s pulses and heartbeat, gushing blood in the veins, gases in the stomach, and the surroundings of the mother can all be heard by the baby. This is one of the reasons that people are already exposed to sounds and music even as early as the fetus stage, fetuses has very good hearing. Science also notes that the sense of hearing is one of the earliest developments of the child. In fact, if you are keen enough, babies immediately recognize their mother’s voice even before their sense of sight has fully developed. This is manifested when crying babies are soothed easily if it was their mother who soothed them.
Research showed that baby’s brain waves change when they hear soothing music, specifically classical music played by infamous musicians like Beethoven and Mozart. The Mozart Effect was a study conducted by researchers on baby’s brain activity when listening to the songs played by the infamous Amadeus Mozart. They discovered that the neuron activity in baby’s brain is stimulated by such music, and its change of activity is said to actually affect one’s intelligence and speech development. Apart from that, his songs generally soothes baby’s emotions, regulates his heartbeat, calms his mind, and can eventually put him to a relaxed state and most likely, asleep. Babies who are inclined to music tend to develop love for music later on in life, too. They tend to have higher preference on musical instruments rather than other toys like toy guns, balls, and the likes.
Finally, researchers from McMaster University received commendable feedback from award giving bodies as they were able to prove the significance of music in little children. Their study concluded that children who are regularly exposed to music have faster cognitive developments and learn to speak early in life compared to those who were not regularly exposed to music. Indeed, music plays a huge role in a baby’s life, so as early as a few months in the tummy; you should start creating an environment that’s filled with good sounds and soft music.