Research has shown that when you combine music with learning there is a higher retention rate among those children who listened to the music than those who didn't. Using this same basic principle many companies are producing what is commonly referred to as the next generation of baby songs.
Baby songs are no longer those cute little tunes that kids use to listen to, such as B.I.N.G.O. and Farmer in the Dell". Baby songs are now songs with a lesson wrapped in a catchy beat so a baby will pay attention.
Baby songs are tunes that contain some sort of educational material. The baby's attention is drawn to the baby song by the catchy tune and the baby listens intently. The whole idea is that the more the child listens to the baby song the more the material is retained and the quicker the baby learns.
Baby songs can be used to teach an infant or toddler anything from their ABC's to what kinds of animals live in the jungle. Not only can baby songs be used to dispense simple information but there are CD and video series that use baby songs to teach infants and toddlers harder information. The hope is that listening to the music combined with a visual the baby will grasp that information and be able to learn better in school when they get older.
Baby songs have become much more of an informational tool that will help parents and teachers more effectively teach children. One of the best things about baby songs is that you not only have the option of just listening to a musical CD you have the opportunity to teach your child something.
Baby songs have become a new tool in helping parents and teachers reinforce learning and they are sure to become even more popular in the weeks and months ahead. Baby songs are not just simple songs anymore.