11 Sep 2017 | 4 min Read
Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)
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The benefits of Mozart or Beethoven music for a baby inside the womb or outside it are relatively well-known! As a mom-to-be, I listened to Mozart music every day. They say it makes the child more intelligent. Those beautiful western classical compositions (instrumentals) impact the brain so that many neural pathways are formed, thus increasing brain power and becoming the best music for brain development! And what about Indian classical instrumental music? India boasts of maestros who have enthralled the international audience, so why deprive our little ones of them! Here we got you some of the best music for infants brain development to get you started.
If you have missed the previous one in the series of Indian Classical Music, read here!
I have included a variety in terms of different ragas and instruments like percussion, wind instrument, acoustic, string instrument, and more. I have also suggested some activities that can go along with this music for infants brain development to make it enjoyable!
This is a music piece related to Krishna. You can talk about Krishna and his stories. It is effortless to procure a flute from the market and let your child explore it. Any wind instrument like flute, mouth organ, trumpet etc., is excellent for working out the oral muscles of kids.
This is a string instrument, and you can talk about how strings make sound using a big rubber band and an empty cardboard box with a slit.
Two big bowls/containers, one big and one small, are enough to simulate Tabla, no?
You can also set up a DIY Jaltarang for your child by taking glass or steel bowls/glasses of the same size & filling them with different quantities of water. The sound discovery a child makes is incredible.
Again, this is a string instrument that heals the soul and calms the mind.
A wind instrument. You can tell that this is usually played at traditional North Indian weddings and is associated with the bride leaving her parental house for her husband’s house. You can tell stories of your wedding too!
Also, did I tell you that you can also play music when your child is asleep? It is, in fact, very beneficial. When played while sleeping, the piece goes straight into their subconscious mind and chooses gentle music.
You will find many other music pieces by these maestros mentioned above.
Do you have a piece of favourite music for infants brain development, an Indian classical music track? Please share with me in the comments box below.
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