Friday, May 7, 2010

Babies Born to Dance

A new study says that rhythm and melody make babies happy.
by Heather Turgeon
April 8, 2010

...Kids love music. Lullabies and nursery rhymes are soothing and engaging, and there is even reason to think tunes are good for our little ones' health (premature babies in intensive care units have been found to gain weight faster and leave the hospital sooner when they listen to 30 minutes of Mozart a day).

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...Babies may also get a dance buzz because it stimulates their "vestibular sense": the body's system for balance and movement (involving the inner ear and lower brain regions). It's our oldest sensory system, in the evolutionary sense, and it's one of the few senses that are highly developed at birth. As parents know from the early months of baby rocking, activating the vestibular sense is calming, and many think it has ties to attention and learning as well.

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