Did you know that listening to and making music helps your baby’s development in lots of different ways?
Read on to find how the award-winning organisation Rhythm Time is working with Usborne to instil and develop a love of reading and music in babies through singing and sensory play...
You can do lots of simple activities at home with your baby to help stimulate and encourage their development through music. Or you may like to go along to a music group like those run by Rhythm Time, to give you confidence and new ideas – and the chance to make new friends.
Here are some of the benefits early music-making and singing can bring:
Making music with others is such a happy, joyful experience and there is no substitute for a child and parent taking part in a live music session. For example, Rhythm Time’s unique classes will help you understand how music can aid your child’s development, as well as build their creativity, co-ordination and confidence.
Rhythm Time writes:
Rhythm Time is very proud and delighted to have launched its partnership with Usborne – coinciding with the 20th birthday of the bestselling That’s not my... touchy-feely books.
With their bright colours, rounded edges and carefully selected textures, That’s not my... books are fantastic for encouraging sensory play. Babies and toddlers can look forward to lots of fun in class with these books and That’s not my... plush toys – and Usborne reading corners will also be introduced to our venues throughout this year.
Rhythm Time runs developmental music classes for young babies, older babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. To find out more and book a class visit the Rhythm Time website.
Here’s some Usborne books to encourage musical play with your baby – and tunes and lullabies for quiet time and bedtime.