Is It Ever Too Early To Learn?

Author: Shannon Miller

This Sunday on the SM Lifestyle radio show we focused on literacy and the importance of an early education for our children.

We know that there is a direct connection between reading aloud and later reading success. Early literacy skills begin to develop in the first 5 years of life. However, learning can happen earlier than most people think.

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We spoke to Julie Louly with BabyPlus to learn more about the idea of prenatal education. I am proud to be a BabyPlus Mom and want to thank Julie for being on the show and sharing with us some great information.

What Is BabyPlus?

The BabyPlus curriculum is a series of 16 naturally derived sounds that resemble a mother’s heartbeat. The rhythm of the sounds increases incrementally as the pregnancy progresses. The BabyPlus sonic pattern introduces your child to a sequential learning process, built upon the natural rhythms of their own environment.

This “auditory exercise” strengthens learning ability during the developmental period when the advantages will be most significant and enduring for a child. BabyPlus is the first educational tool designed for prenatal use that has been proven effective. BabyPlus children have an intellectual, developmental, creative, and emotional advantage from the time they are born.

Your baby can very clearly hear these patterns. She/he learns to discriminate between the sound coming from the mother and those from BabyPlus. In other words, learning has begun.

Pregnant Shannon using BabyPlus system.How do you use it?

The BabyPlus lessons are designed to be played for one hour, twice a day. For optimal benefits, start using BabyPlus anytime between 18-32 weeks of pregnancy.

Why Use BabyPlus?

Using BabyPlus during pregnancy provides a wonderful bonding opportunity for mother and baby.

In the prenatal period, the brain is at its most receptive stage of learning. By enriching the auditory environment during this crucial period, independent studies have shown that a child’s long term learning capacities are improved.

This early advantage means children will be able to absorb and appreciate far more of their environment than if they had not received prenatal enrichment. BabyPlus children have an intellectual, social, creative, and emotional advantage from the time they are born.

What are the Benefits?

BabyPlus® parents report babies at birth and infancy:

  • More readily nurse
  • Display an increased ability to self-soothe
  • Are more interactive & responsive
  • Are more relaxed & alert at birth

And later in life demonstrate:

  • Earlier developmental milestones
  • Enhanced intellectual abilities
  • Longer attention spans
  • Improved school readiness
  • Greater creativity & independence

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