Even very young babies will respond to melody, pitch and rhythm. You can hum them a lullaby before bedtime, sing them some nursery rhymes or even rock out your own favourite CDs and sing along. Music not only entertains, but studies show it encourages brain development at the same time! Use musical instruments if you have them, make your own with a wooden spoon and some tupperware, or clap hands and click fingers.
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