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May 25, 2017

The Story Behind Lullabies Spotify Playlist

As you can imagine, much of my baby break was spent getting used to having a newborn in the house again and learning what he likes and dislikes. Turns out, my son is a fan of music, which should come to no surprise to those who know me and my semi-secret love of musicals or my husband and his collection of musical instruments and his band.

One day when nothing else was working to put him to sleep, I began humming to him and it was like I flipped a switch and he instantly closed his eyes and settled down. While I kept humming to him, I began looking up how and why the singing worked, which brings us to today’s topic.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Lullabies.

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Media:

Music for Makers

https://youtu.be/QsvfS0lnCYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8zYEBMFS-U

Sources:

https://rockabyebabymusic.com/

http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/baby-health/infant-health/why-do-lullabies-work.htm

http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25920011&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Fblogs%2F85%2F%3Fuuid%3D56163

http://www.livestrong.com/article/157461-how-music-affects-the-human-brain/

https://www.kindermusik.com/mindsonmusic/benefits-of-music/do-lullabies-really-work/

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21035103

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010z9yc

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-babies-ex/

https://www.kindermusik.com/mindsonmusic/benefits-of-music/singing-to-young-children-supports-early-language-development/

https://curiosity.com/topics/theres-a-reason-babies-respond-to-high-pitched-baby-talk-curiosity/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55035/dark-origins-11-classic-nursery-rhymes

http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/actual-true-meanings-classic-nursery-rhymes

https://www.thoughtco.com/mozart-origin-twinkle-twinkle-little-star-723916

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=22849

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=4848

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockingbird_(Inez_%26_Charlie_Foxx_song)