7 episodes

Singing to your child at night has more benefits than you could possibly imagine. Researcher and music educator, Dr Anita Collins explores the latest science behind lullabies. She explains the benefits for your family, how it can make your child more helpful and even stave off depression.

Executive Producer: Shevonne Hunt
Producer: Elise Cooper
Technical Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

The Lullaby Effect Babyology

    • Parenting
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Singing to your child at night has more benefits than you could possibly imagine. Researcher and music educator, Dr Anita Collins explores the latest science behind lullabies. She explains the benefits for your family, how it can make your child more helpful and even stave off depression.

Executive Producer: Shevonne Hunt
Producer: Elise Cooper
Technical Producer: Cinnamon Nippard

    Singing The Blues Away

    Singing The Blues Away

    Singing is not just good for our kids, it's good for us too! Dr Anita Collins explains why, in such a busy world, everyone can find time to sing.

    • 6 min
    Food For The Brain

    Food For The Brain

    Music is good for our children's wellbeing, and not just in a light and fuzzy way. Dr Anita Collins takes us through why music - both the kind they love, and the kind they hate- is cognitive food for their brains.

    • 6 min
    Raising A Helpful Child

    Raising A Helpful Child

    You may think music doesn't affect the way your child behaves, apart from getting them to jump up and down and go crazy. Dr Anita Collins explains research that suggests the connection is much deeper than just evoking excitement or fun, that it can actually help develop empathy in your child.

    • 7 min
    The Building Blocks Of Language

    The Building Blocks Of Language

    Once children can speak, so much uncertainty around parenting disappears. And for children, being able to communicate means less frustration, and fewer tantrums (we hope). Dr Anita Collins explains how music and singing can actually be the most effective building blocks for early language development.

    • 9 min
    Grooving To The Music

    Grooving To The Music

    Singing and grooving can go hand in hand, in fact, sometimes it's hard not to move when you're singing. Dr Anita Collins reveals how moving to music is actually part of our evolutionary development, and why it's so important for our kids.

    • 4 min
    Moving Together

    Moving Together

    One of the best ways to understand your baby is to be "in sync" with them, to understand their wants and needs on a very basic level. Dr Anita Collins explains how singing to your baby helps you move in synchronicity together.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Abs2012a ,

Genius idea

only just found this cause Anita was on a cool show on TV. apparently she's got a book coming out about this too. such a good introduction to how bubs brains work and how important music is - can't stop recommending it to all my mum friends. love it

Hoodrat23 ,

Love this!

I always knew my kid loved my voice, but now I know why! Very interesting science, much curiosity.

Henriette3443 ,

Keep on singing

I love singing to my son! This makes me feel so much better about my repertoire. Great short podcast keen to hear more

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