A: A scientific, evidence-based music enrichment program for Infants and Toddlers. Research shows positive brain changes with music enrichment can happen as early as 6 months of age.
BabyRhythms is the "brainchild" of Dr. Gabriella Musacchia (pictured above). She originally developed Baby Rhythms music classes for her own son, in order to incorporate her brain-based music research into fun activities for him.
The BabyRhythms business has grown (slowly!) over the past 5 years, and has had an enrollment of over 100 families so far.
Dr. Musacchia is a Northwestern University graduate and has moved to the Bay Area. She is a Research Scholar at the Stanford University School of Medicine OHNS and Professor of Audiology at theUniversity of the Pacific in San Francisco. She also has an active collaboration with the Infancy Studies Labat Rutgers University.
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Start Playing TODAY! These are some recommendations for sturdy, washable instruments for ages 0-5 years. Click on the title or the picture for Amazon link to purchase.
LMIs' transparent tambourine is the perfect first percussion instrument for classes or home. Easy for little fingers to grip, and comes in a variety of eye-catching colors. Easy to clean and sturdy.
Easier to play and more sonorous than a traditional kid's xylophone, Woodstock's Pipe Chime is sturdy enough for infant ages 4 months and up and will grow with the child. Also great for parents, and can be played together.
Remo's vibrant Lollipop handheld drum head is virtually unbreakable, easy to clean and sonorous enough to use in a recording studio (and it has been!). Teething babies love to chew the handle and soft mallet. Great for home and music classes. Recommended for infants ages 4 months and up, great for toddlers who like banging.
The foundation of Rhythm is of course the drum. Drums on the floor encourage babies to sit up and eventually pull up to stand to play the drum. Remo makes excellent high-quality drums for children that will last years and will easily withstand little feet and hands. Shown here are three recommended sizes: Small Bongos for individual use, Medium tom-toms for two people, and Extra Large tom-tom for multiple players.
A must-have. Simply the easiest instrument for babies and toddlers to grasp and play. Fun in groups, no rough edges for little boo-boos and and easy to clean.
Harmonicas are a fun and super easy way to strengthen little lungs for speech and singing. Great for babies as young as 10 months old and up. There's some junk out there but Hohner is solid. Always buy in 2 to play together!
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