Smile Like You Mean It
They say music is the language of the soul. A form of communication that doesn’t require speech or words, but just sounds that invoke emotion. A magical moment between grandpa and grandson was caught on videotape featuring a stunning saxophone solo performance. The video starts off immediately showing us a young baby boy sitting on a chair looking at his grandpa from across the counter-top.
His grandpa then begins to play the saxophone to display his raw talent to his grandson. Immediately the little boy begins to raise a smile that would melt the coldest iceberg. His reaction is truly priceless!
The baby never seems to take his eyes off his grandpa. His face is beaming with joy as he stares and marvels at the experience happening right in front of his eyes. He really couldn’t contain how happy he was!
Meanwhile, his grandpa is playing a very simplistic, yet bombastic sounding string of musical notes to keep his grandson’s attention focused on him all the time. A real maestro at this craft, grandpa seems really animated with this performance; making sure to stride front and back in order to give his show a little more energy.
The Importance Of Music For A Child
Music is a terrific way to get a baby’s brain jump-started. A music study indicates that children who hear more music have the ability to acquire more awareness and perform better on examinations as a whole. Not only that, but music also has the ability to create different pathways in the brain where the left and right brain can function more evenly as it develops into maturity.
In addition, another study indicates that music also can play a part in accelerating the brain’s development to acquire a new language as well as reading skills. So in effect, it enhances memory capacity and can also enhance motor skills through dance.
Activities such as singing-along and clapping to a rhythm help expose children to different musical tones and helps with the memorization of songs. There really is no downfall in showing your baby music at an early stage in his/her development.
The effects are considerably more positive when you take into effect the influence a parent might have on the child’s ability to develop their musical skills. A report showed that in three different families, all with different degrees of music familiarity, the child who grew up in the household with parents as professional music players were able to develop her skills much quicker and more efficiently than the other two children.
Regardless of your reason to want to expose your child to music, let’s not forget the best thing that music can do for them: bring joy. That’s right! Music can be entertaining to listen to. It can give you moments of bliss, of relaxation, of stress, of ecstasy, and even in certain cases like the one we’ve seen, an uncontrollable smile that can last for a while.
“My son’s face as his grandpa plays the saxophone, their relationship will always be so special! “tweeted ‘Mama Jay’, who is the proud mother of the baby captured in the video.
Nothing really spells out satisfaction and pleasure like a great big smile on your face. This adorable baby demonstrates the beauty of music and how one smile can really brighten your world.
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