As opposed to speaking, lullaby offers distinct benefits to infants and caregivers alike.
Randy Lubin remembers the exact moment he became a songwriter. The game designer from San Francisco never sang, not even when he was alone in the bathroom or in the car.
But the first time he saw his son Curio, Lubin’s life was completely changed. “I was overwhelmed by the love for him and the feeling he was fragile and beautiful,” he said. And Lubin began to sing. The sweet and sincere song’s melody is the beginning of a man’s musical awakening for the first time. Lubin’s early tunes now provide the soundtrack to many activities in American home life, such as the “Sleepy boy” used by parents to put their babies to sleep, “Set you” clean” when bathing the baby.
Creating idle songs can be a common starting point for many parents. On the surface, these lyrics are not just meaningless melodies, but emotional outbursts when caring for children. It is also a way to communicate with your child.
This musical connection begins with the way we talk to babies. Caregivers in all cultures interact with young children with high-pitched, repetitive, long-lasting melodies earnestly. It promotes language learning, increasing interaction with your baby, even if the response is just babble.
The way researchers found out that infants liked to hear their mothers sing and were active, happy, or calm depending on the tune. Children also find their father’s voice attractive, especially when it has a high pitch. The power of lullaby does not depend on language, babies always feel relaxed when heard lullabies in any language.
Lullaby also helps parents to be more energetic in raising children. A study of a mother with a premature baby in Neonatal Intensive Care Department The American NICU, found that singing to her son every day helps a mother bond with her baby, reduces symptoms of postpartum depression, and increases confidence in her role as a mother.
And these lullabies can become an effective way for parents to easily put their children into different modes like play or sleep. Singing creates a circle where baby’s enjoyment motivates parents to sing more, building their confidence and energizing them. Some researchers suggest that the song itself has become a meeting point, helping listeners and singers synchronize not only emotionally but also physiologically – such as their heart rate going up and down. together. Singing can also signal to both the child and the parent that the other is present.
Chris Maury, a technical director in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, says that singing has become a way to establish his connection with his daughter, Sydney. “When he couldn’t talk, I was more comfortable singing to him than talking,” Maury says. A lullaby he created became a special way to soothe his baby. “It’s just for the two of us,” he said.
To outsiders, these songs may sound strange, silly, or poorly sung. But in fact it does not lose its effectiveness in creating the perfect connection between the little beings and us. In fact, with enough time and repetition, these songs become part of the family’s own cultural heritage.
Bao Nhien (Follow Atlantic)