Music and Your Baby’s BrainJust like the way an upbeat song can make you want to get up and dance or a ballad can help calm you down, babies react much in the same way. Even before they understand actual words, a baby’s brain can form musical connections and react to the tone of different kinds of music. When babies are born, their brains possess billions of neurons, or brain cells, which will help them grow and develop. During the very first year of your baby’s life, these neurons will form connections with other neurons. The connections that are most commonly used will become stronger. If your baby is exposed to music early on, the connections to music he or she will make can even affect the way they think growing up.
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