From the time they are first able to hear Mommy's voice and pulse while in the womb, babies are drawn to sound, music, and rhythm. The steady beat of a heart, the rise and fall of Mommy's voice, the speed at which sounds are detected...these are literally music to Baby's ears! Is it any wonder most babies react positively to music?
We often think of music for babies taking the form of lullabies: slow, quiet, soothing sounds meant to calm or lull Baby to sleep. But babies are also known to enjoy some good old rock & roll, as seen in this YouTube video of a dad singing and playing guitar for his baby!
The Bellevue Public Library has many music CDs that are appropriate for babies.
Here are just a few suggestions. I invite you to discover your own favorites!
Lullaby Classics: A Soothing Collection of Music for Bedtime
More Songs From Pooh Corner
Putumayo Kids Presents Dreamland: World Lullabies & Soothing Songs
Rhymes From 'Round the World
Brilliant Beginnings: Music for Your Baby's Brain
Over Easy: Quiet Songs for Quiet Times
Early Childhood Classics: Old Favorites With a New Twist
One Light, One Sun