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Music as the Perfect Serve-and-Return Interaction with Infants

by Deanne W. Kells
May/June 2019
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Golden slumbers kiss your eyes; smiles awake you when you rise;

Sleep, my baby, do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby;

Rock, rock, lullaby.

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you, you are care and care must keep you;

Sleep, my baby, do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby;

Rock, rock, lullaby.

“Cradle Song” (slightly modified) ­— Thomas Dekker, 1603

 

Lullabies create priceless moments of love, calm and comfort. For many, lullabies are the quintessential example of healthy bonding between loving caregivers and their babies. These songs stay with a person forever, and are passed down from generation to generation. But it is not all about sweetness and feel-good moments. Musical bonding from the moment of birth on—or even when a baby is still in the womb—has real power in the context of whole-child development.

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