The Power of Music

We’re sharing an article that outlines some of the exciting ways in which music influences the development of infants and toddlers. The article may serve as a resource for caregivers looking to reinforce Blooming Bébé lessons at home. Check it out here:

“Through music, babies and toddlers can come to better understand themselves and their feelings, learn to decipher patterns and solve problems, and discover the world around them in rich, complex ways.”

The authors describe how both interactive and passive music experiences promote healthy early development. The benefits include social-emotional skills, gross and fine motor skills, cognitive abilities, and language and literacy skills. The article provides suggestions based on age for incorporating music in positive ways.

“Music quite naturally provides opportunities to practice patterns, math concepts, and symbolic thinking skills.”

We found this article easy to read, informative and practical. Blooming Bébé parents will likely recognize many of the suggested songs and exercises. We always love hearing about Bloomers who repeat songs from our movement and music classes at home. What are your favorite ways of bringing music into your child’s life?


Parlakian, Rebecca; Lerner, Claire. (August 2016). Beyond Twinkle, Twinkle: Using Music with Infants and Toddlers.