Every mother had the want and notion to make their babies grow with all the intelligence in the world. As a matter of fact, every mother had advised another mother to use baby monitors, infant shape games, and most importantly letting their child listen to some classical music even before it is born. It is said that with doing that, the baby can grow to someone who has a keen skill for music and is appreciative to high-end rhythms portrayed in classical ones, but as everything come and goes, this belief won’t make your child genius alone.
The Myth and How it Started
This notion of making your child smarter when letting him listen to classical music started in the early ’90s that started when a group of college students performed an experiment, which involved them listening to Mozart’s “Sonata” for Two whole piano sets in a D Major, which lead to them gaining a far better spatial IQ test result as to when they didn’t.Even if the study was in no way involved with babies, it started a great commotion in the United States where everyone had the word of mouth that listening to Mozart apparently makes you smart, hence spreading from nation to nation and forming a belief that if college students did this for a while and gained intelligence, then letting babies consistently hear it will make them smart for a lifetime.
But, as generations come by and generally improved, people become more aware of the fact that doing this is not enough. For sure, doing so will have its positive effects on your baby but it is also better if this is paired with other forms of learning such as talking to them when born and reading to them to make them adapt easily to this brain activities.
It is greater for a mom to enhance her baby to be a better learner than to impose intelligence all at once, music is a great gateway for intelligence, but learning the world and everything on a child’s own pace and want is far greater.