Can you remember a lullaby that was sung to you?
Perhaps it was a traditional lullaby, like Hush, Little Baby or Itsy-Bitsy Spider, or a favorite song such as A Bushel and a Peck or Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Lullabies are a wonderful way to soothe and calm little ones and serve a greater purpose than simply rocking babies to sleep.
Lullabies are important because they are “healing music…that is like getting a sonic massage.” Lullabies are a great way to help babies and children feel comforted and loved, teach language and form brain pathways at the same time. The various tones and rhythms found in music and lullabies help to lay the foundation for learning mathematical patterns. The social, emotional, and intellectual intelligence that babies begin to learn through lullabies set the foundational skills that are necessary to succeed both in school and in life.
HERE is a great post about the importance of singing that lullaby to your little ones.