Acoustic perception - hearing, singing and making music
When do babies start being able to hear?
Babies are able to hear in the mother's tummy. They can perceive their own heartbeat, so a constant rhythm is registered right from the start of their lives. Children can also hear the sound of blood rushing and people's voices before they are born. After birth, hearing continues to develop due to external stimuli, and the baby's brain gradually learns to process various types of information to enable the child to hearcompletely.
Sounds and the voices of familiar people
Babies love rhythm and musical instruments
Fostering the acoustic perception of babies and toddlers
Fostering acoustic perception with play gyms
First toys like gripping toys or training toys enable babies to get to know different sounds and to produce them for themselves, e.g. cracking, rustling or ringing.