Music with Babies and Young Children
Activities to Encourage Bonding, Communication and Wellbeing
Jeffrey Friedberg, Chlöe Applin
From day one in a child's life, music is one of the most important things that can be used to help them grow and learn. Musical stimulation helps lay the foundations for a lifetime of skills, and this straightforward guide gives detailed advice on how to use music to help children from 0-5 years with common developmental challenges such as attachment and bonding, bedtime, tantrums and daily living skills, social skills, motor skills and school readiness.
Combining cutting-edge research on brain development with proven strategies, this book helps with both typical and atypical issues in the earliest stages of a child's life. Friedberg lays out the musical parenting approach, where any adult can enhance children's lives through music. No prior music skill is necessary to use the musical parenting approach, making it an ideal resource for all parents, teachers and professionals to raise healthy, well-adjusted children in a creative and interactive manner.