Lullaby - is not just fun for the parent or the child. There are many very good reasons for not need to give up following a long tradition - to sing the baby before going to bed.
Lullaby helps sleep
The main and most obvious feature lullaby - to help your child sleep. The root of the word "lullaby" speaks for itself. Indeed, a lullaby helps the child to sleep, but under one condition - if you constantly sing to him before bedtime
Dreams: how to understand our dreams
. Often the baby is difficult to settle down to sleep, and habitual actions mom or dad - singing, give him the feeling that everything is fine, you need to calm down and it is time to rest. If you sing a lullaby for the first time, be prepared for the fact that the effect will be the opposite - the child is alive interested unusual phenomenon for a long time can not calm down. The best way to help traditional lullabies to sleep - their melodies and rhythms reconciled over the centuries until it became effective in "sleeping" means.
Strengthening the psychological connection
Lullaby is one of many ways of expressing love for the child. From other ways it differs in that while one man sings and the other listens attentively (a child or listening carefully, or not listening at all) between them creates a special psychological connection. The child begins to recognize his mother's voice very early, even before birth, and singing, maybe one of the best ways for consciousness strong bonds between mother and child. If mom sings regularly, the child heard her singing, feels confident that helps him to calm down, even if the whole day, he was very excited. Music itself has a relaxing effect (at least this applies to cradle), and the singing of a loved one especially can distract from the many troubles.
I guess we all know that many children can not sleep if there are no mothers (or other person who is taking care of them since birth). There is a theory according to which the children are tired and about ready to fall asleep, crying because of falling asleep causes them concern. This is probably due to the fact that the child does not understand what a dream, and it seems that it is a failure in something unknown and frightening. If a child is experiencing regular bedtime concerned and adults ignore it, perhaps in the future it will have serious problems with self-confidence. There are different ways to calm the child before going to sleep, but found that the most effective is singing a lullaby. When it becomes a kind of ritual, repeated every night, singing soothes the child almost instantly, letting him know that everything is okay and nothing to worry about.
The development of thinking
Numerous studies have shown that children who listen to music, there is an intensive formation of neural connections in the brain - much more intense than those who rarely hear the music or can not hear it at all. At the same time it does not matter what kind of music to listen to a child. These bonds can not be formed in any other way, and if they form early in life, they are not formed at all ever. The sooner the child will hear the music, including lullabies, the better development of its ability to learn, as well as creative thinking and creativity.
Speech and language
It is very important for the development of a child's speech
The development of a child's speech - the stages of language acquisition
are those characteristics of a lullaby
Lullabies: universal hypnotic
As repetition, rhyme, assonance and alliteration. Singing the same lullaby over and over again promotes the ability to recognize sounds. In addition, a child who sing lullabies in early life remembers, though not aware of this, the construction of phrases and the correct pronunciation of words.
Attentive listening - is a key component of the development of the child. Solo, vocal or instrumental, allowing him to better focus on what he hears. Listening - an invaluable skill that will come in handy not only kid in school, but also in all situations.