By Chinar Som “Music can change the world because it can change people.” -Bono, singer & songwriter Babies and young children moving to music or attempting to sing along is one of the most heart-warming moments of child observation. When we reflect on this, we realize humans are innately musical and identify with rhythm early on in life. Maybe that is why music is embedded in all cultures. It has an undeniable impact across age groups- a range of effects on our moods and consequently our behaviour. No wonder, lullabies are used to soothe babies around the world. The existing...
Children are happiest and deeply absorbed while building something, dancing, singing, telling stories, exploring with colours or drawing etc. Therefore, most children engage in activities which are natural forms of art. Art is entwined in their play and as we know, Play is all important in healthy development of children.
To quote Jean Piaget, the developmental psychologist, “Play is the answer to the question, ‘How does anything new come about?” The things and events that intrigue babies are often unimaginable for our adult minds.
“Play” is very serious work for the baby. The period between 0-2 years lays the foundation of a child’s first attempts at interacting with the world around him/her. Play offers tremendous opportunities for brain development, motor skills development, social and emotional development.