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Top 3 Instruments to Benefit Your Baby’s Musical Senses

April 12, 2015

Do you want to enhance your baby’s musical senses and help your baby become a good musician someday? You might start by introducing your baby to some instruments.Studies show that unborn babies can start to detect sound just after 20 weeks. You might have noticed the circus acts that may have been going on in your belly during pregnancy. Doctors will most likely tell you that it’s their way of responding from what they hear. Many specialists agree that if you talk or sing to your baby during pregnancy, his or her senses will be heightened.

3 Instruments to Help Improve Your Baby’s Musical Senses

1. Give your baby a percussion set of toys
Percussion toys are known to be great for developing listening skills. Examples of percussion toys are maracas, castanet, tambourine, and guiro.

 

Maracas
Maracas

Tambourine
Tambourine

Guiro
Guiro

 

 

2. Make your baby a bottle shaker
This toy can easily be made at home. Just put some sound makers, such as beads, sequins, and anything that could create a rattle once placed inside a bottle. You can even put some confetti inside for a more colorful effect.
Bottle shakers are known to be great for developing your baby’s attention span, making them sharper, and more alert.
3. Drums and xylophones
The point of these instruments is to get your baby to tap on them to produce sound. This is helpful in teaching the baby more accurate sounds. One tap to one beat. Easy peasy.

They may or may not move on to enhancing their musical abilities. However, as mentioned, each instrument will help towards their development in some way or form. This just goes to show you that music does not only produce lovely sounds, but the helpful development of our senses as well.