We already know that music is good for kids -- music education helps older kids grasp other subjects in school, listening to lullabies helps calm toddlers, but a new study released by a group of Canadian researchers is providing compelling evidence that music can work on even the youngest child, as playing music to premature infants seems to decrease their overall pain levels, increase oxygen saturation, and help them transition to a bottle.
This, obviously, is great news. As any parent knows, one of the hardest parts of adapting to life with a baby is the communication gap, as infants get angrier and angrier when their needs aren't met. If music can have a demonstrated neurological benefit on our children, who knows how much stress and anxiety we can save everybody?
Read more about the study here