Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Can Music Help Your Child Learn Faster?

Real moms say music can definitely help your child learn faster.  It's Hip Hop, Baby! was created by Candi Carter, a mom who wanted unlock the brilliance in her toddler son.  She knew with his speech delay he'd have challenges learning so she set everything to music and her son picked up words and simple instructions faster with the music than without.

Last week, a young toddler in Fort Wayne Indiana demonstrated that music can be one of the most effective ways to teach children.  His mother decided she would teach him their new address by making up a song. Nine days later, she was home alone with her son when she fell down a flight of stairs and lost consciousness.  Her four year old son called 911 and sang the "address song" he'd learned from his mother over and over again until the operator realized what he was saying. Help was dispatched and this young toddler ended up saving his mother's life.

The happy mom said, "I took child development in high school, and there I learned if you teach a child any kind of music or a rhyme, they will actually pick it up quicker.  I taught him his phone number, his address and he knows how to spell several words because of the songs."

It's Hip Hop, Baby! is an educational experience for the entire family.  DVDs and CDs teach toddler basics through family friendly hip hop music.  Go to www.itshiphopbaby.com and help your child learn faster.


konnie said...

I second your opinion on this matter. Personally I have a child that suffers from ADD, and this aspect of child development has left me puzzled on the options that I can take up. Sometimes I am just at my wit's end.

mom2xander5204 said...

Hi, I am Jamie Coder, the mother of the little boy who called 911 and sang his address to the calltaker, singing does infact help children, no matter what age, learn important information, I hope and encourage parents or caregivers to teach children this way especially in important information such as name, address, or phone number.