2nd June 2022
It has long been known the power music has on our emotions, brains and experiences. Music can change our mood, our perspective, and can even unlock long lost memories with the strum of a guitar or the sound of a melody. Although we are aware of the emotional power music can have on us as children and adults, recent studies have shown the extent to which music goes hand in hand with baby development as well (Tiny Love, 2022). Studies show that music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and young children and even assists with strengthening cognitive and sensory development in infanthood.
Babies are born with around 100 billion loosely connected nerve cells in their bodies. Different experiences, both cognitive and mental, help to develop and strengthen inter-cellular connections in a baby’s brain. It is now believed by scientists that listening to music is one of the key experiences that contributes to strengthening these connections and promoting brain development throughout infanthood. It is as simple as incorporating music into play sessions with your baby, which improves brain processing and cognitive skills by activating neural pathways that are responsible for the development of many skills including creativity, memory, spatial intelligence, mathematics, language and emotional intelligence (McElroy, 2016).
All this recent research teaches us that the effects of engaging our children in music at a young age go far beyond music itself. Music exposure and experience during early life has the power to promote a vast range of cognitive skills that enhance a child’s ability to detect, expect and react quickly to patterns around them, which is highly relevant in today’s complex world (McElroy, 2016). The benefits are undeniably vital for the children of today.
In order to take full advantage of the benefits that accompany music in early childhood and harness vital advantages and skills that will help your baby to navigate early life, we want to introduce the BC Babycare Kick & Play Piano Gym. Designed with current research in mind regarding the advantages of a musical upbringing, the Piano Gym aims to create a convenient way for parents to exposure their babies to safe and appropriate music and sounds. With bright colours, safe materials and adjustable volume, your baby is able to learn and develop their skills while having fun and playing at the same time. There are four ways to play, which allows the piano gym to grow with your baby. These include lay and play, tummy time, sit and play and take-along. The removable arch can also be placed in two positions to customise the play gym for your child’s play and learning styles.
Whether you’re a busy parent or simply want to find ways to entertain your baby, the Piano Gym is your new parenting secret. You and your baby will love the three adorable designs to choose from; Rabbit, Lion and Crab. Get yours today, and get ready to sit back, relax and watch your baby’s universe expand and flourish.
- Piano Gym allows your baby to kick up some playtime fun while learning
- Bright colours and baby-safe materials make either option simple and safe
- Features an adjustable keyboard that can be located in different directions (played with feet or hands)
- Four ways to play – allows the gym to grow with your baby: Lay and play, tummy time, sit and play and take-along
- Soft, machine-washable mat with loops to attach toys
- Made with safe and skin-friendly material
- Removable arch can be placed in two positions
- For newborns (0-36 months)
- Weight: 2.48kg
- Styles: Rabbit, Lion, Crab
- Main materials: environment friendly ABS cloth with Antibacterial fibres
Tiny Love. (2022). The Importance of Music. Retrieved from https://www.tinylove.com/en/articles/the-importance-of-music#:~:text=Recent%20studies%20have%20shown%20that,strengthens%20cognitive%20and%20sensory%20development.
McElroy, D. (2016). Music Improves Baby Brain Responses to Music and Speech. University of Washington. Retrieved from https://www.washington.edu/news/2016/04/25/music-improves-baby-brain-responses-to-music-and-speech/#:~:text=A%20new%20study%20by%20scientists,music%20and%20new%20speech%20sounds.