Music to Their Ears (and Brains!)

From those soothing lullabies you hum to your infant, to the lively beat your toddler claps and dances to, music is one of the most powerful tools a parent has. You probably figured this already, because doesn’t music just make us all feel good?

Laugh & Learn® Storybook Rhymes from Fisher-Price®
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If you’d like more evidence, though, you’ll be glad to hear that science is playing your tune.

Research shows that it’s easier to calm a baby who’s exposed to music. And music-loving babies smile more, are less stressed and more social. As they grow, kiddos continue to benefit from musical exposure and training. Just a few of the perks that have been noted:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Language processing
  • Emotional development
  • Social skills
  • Self-control
  • Sound discrimination
  • Short term memory

True, the notion of the “Mozart Effect” - that classical music boosts academic ability - has been debunked. But don’t let that stop you from singing, playing and dancing together to every type of music imaginable. The benefits will linger long after the melody fades.

**Article content is based on research by Dr. John Medina. Dr. John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine and author of the best sellers, Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Baby.** 

Stimulate your baby with the Laugh & Learn® Storybook Rhymes from Fisher-Price® (For babies and toddlers ages 6-36 months)

Open up a world of fun and learning for your baby with the Laugh & Learn® Storybook Rhymes from Fisher-Price®. Each page of this musical toy book features colourful illustrations featuring Puppy and Sis. 

As the baby turns the pages, they'll hear childhood favourite songs like 'Pat-a-Cake' or 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat,' as well as learning songs about counting, first words, letters, shapes and more. With its easy-carry handle, little 'readers' can take Storybook Rhymes everywhere they go.

Press the light-up buttons to hear songs and phrases that teach counting, first words, letters, numbers, shapes and more! The book plays 6 classic nursery rhymes and has easy-grasp handle helps baby bring their favourite 'read' along wherever they go.

 

About Mattel

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogues of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends™, UNO® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

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