A PREVIEW OF BABYPLUS
On this page, you can get a sample ‘listen’ of the simple, developmentally appropriate lessons included in BabyPlus. Parents report so many benefits in infancy, from attentiveness to a calm demeanor and even baby sleep training from birth.
Each lesson consists of natural, rhythmic sounds meant to resemble the sound of a mother’s heartbeat, the only natural ‘womb music’ a baby hears consistently during the prenatal months. Though these sounds seem very simplistic to adult listeners, they are based on the principles of neuroscience and are developmentally ideal for baby. Anything more complex, such as the popular practice of playing music for babies in the womb, is simply too complex relative to the natural prenatal auditory environment. Most importantly of all, unlike music for the womb, BabyPlus was developed using early principles of both sound and neuroscience.
This is the first lesson your baby will hear when you begin using BabyPlus.
As you can hear, the lesson is made up of a rhythmic sound that will be comfortingly familiar to your child. It is incredibly simple in comparison to playing actual music for your baby in womb and even less complex than the day-to-day sounds he or she is occasionally hearing in your own environment. Though it may not seem very exciting to you, this very simplicity is what makes the BabyPlus curriculum an effective developmental tool for your baby’s growing mind.
This lesson will provide baby’s very first introduction to the auditory exercises of “comparing” and “contrasting.” These skills will become crucial for early learning once he or she is born. Your baby can hear the similarity between the BabyPlus lesson and the familiar sound of the maternal heartbeat, but he or she can also tell that these two sounds are not the same. This early and repeated recognition strengthens the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
By the time you and your baby reach the fourth lesson, he or she should begin to anticipate your BabyPlus routine. If you play the lessons at or close to the same time every day, you may even feel some movement just before your BabyPlus time. Many mothers report feeling relaxed and overjoyed by this early bonding time.
As you listen, notice that the rhythm has increased and that there are now slight variations in the pattern, similar to music for babies in womb. This will all remain very basic to your adult ear, of course, but to baby’s developing mind, it an exciting first introduction to sequential learning! Your baby can not only differentiate between BabyPlus and your consistent heartbeat, he or she can also tell the difference between the changing BabyPlus lessons as they progress.