The Surprising Benefit of Moving and Grooving With Your Kid

What happens when you strap 14-month olds into front-facing baby carriers and bounce around to “Twist and Shout”? This is what Laura Cirelli did at the University of Toronto, Mississauga as part of a larger study to explore the role of music in early childhood development. What Cirelli found is that moving together to the music created a connection between the baby and the adult, just one of the many benefits of music in a young child’s life.

Additionally, Cirelli explored the soothing effects of lullabies and found that it is not only the child who experiences calm but also the mother!

Click to read more about Cirelli’s fascinating study.