1. Babies Bond Through Touch, Rocking and Eye Contact: There are many moments during an infant music class that create wonderful bonding opportunities. “When you look into your baby’s eyes and sing a sweet lullaby, you’re sharing real quality time and creating musical memories together. And you’re releasing Oxytocin—the calming hormone—in both you and your baby. It’s your voice that matters" –Deanna deCampos When you give your baby a snuggle, a warm touch or a smile, your newborn begins to understand that the world can be a safe place to explore and learn. This effectively builds a foundation for your baby's development and well-being for several years to come.
2. Activities in your parent and child music class: If you attend music classes with your baby, then you probably will participate in activities such as:
Exploring sounds; and
All of these activities are designed to help babies learn to communicate, develop muscle coordination and improve their skills with eye tracking.
One example would be an activity in which baby gets to explore an instrument like egg shakers or rhythm sticks. The parent might move the instrument around in the infant's field of vision to encourage better depth perception and eye-tracking.
3. Getting parents out of the house: Getting out of the house has been difficult during COVID. Having a scheduled weekly outdoor music and movement class is a wonderful way to stay engaged with other families and make meaningful friendships along the way. Mommy and me classes help promote a sense of balance for parents by allowing them a chance to socialize.
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