Baby’s Beats

There has been research done on the benefits of playing classical music for young children, even for children in-utero. This is called the “Mozart effect”. Although some evidence of this effect is controversial, there have been findings in the past year that even further support music for children.

Researchers at the Tel Aviv Medical Center “found that pre-term infants exposed to thirty minutes of Mozart’s music in one session, once per day expend less energy — and therefore need fewer calories to grow rapidly — than when they are not “listening” to the music.” But why did Mozart cause such a crucial difference for these babies?

The answer is still not clear on how Mozart is helping premature babies gain weight, but other pulsating and repetitive rhythms could have the same effect as Mozart. There seems to be a calming and focusing effect that this type of rhythm has on children, which is why these types of songs are featured in FasTrack Music.

FasTracKids is about establishing the most neural brain connections during early childhood, when most connections are formed in the brain. We look at the evidence of how music, and in particular classical music, creates neural connections in the young mind and emphasizes musicality in our programs. FasTracKids embraces the joy of music and uses music to influence intelligence and physical well-being from birth to eight years of age.

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