Hosted by award-winning researcher Dr Anita Collins, this podcast series draws on international research, to explain how singing can help your child develop language, become more empathetic and increase the connection between you and your baby.
The Lullaby Effect is a seven episode podcast featuring Dr.Collins in conjunction with Kinderling Kids Radio, delving into the science behind lullabies, encouraging parents and carers from all walks of life to throw aside their inhibitions and sing to their kids!
Dr.Collins walks parents through the processes and benefits of singing lullabies in each episode of The Lullaby Effect, from emotionally connecting to your child, regulating stress levels in both bub, mum and dad, plus the impact singing can have on lessening the symptoms of post-natal depression.
To hear more about this fascinating research, listen to the podcast series, -The Lullaby Effect' via the Kinderling app, or wherever you get your podcasts or visit www.kinderling.com.au/lullaby for more information on the array of lullaby content available on Kinderling Kids Radio throughout July.
Question: What inspired the podcast, The Lullaby Effect?
Dr Anita Collins: The inspiration was to find a way to find a way to get this intriguing research to parents in a way that was engaging. The collaboration with Shevonne Hunt at Kinderling was really a meeting of a love of the simplicity of singing to our children and how some persistent myths were stopping parents from doing what feels natural.
Question: What is typically involved in a podcast from The Lullaby Effect?
Dr Anita Collins: Our process was to come up with some themes and then write a rough script. But we found on the recording day we just went with the flow to see what felt and sounded best.
Question: Can you share with us the benefits of singing?
Dr Anita Collins: This list is very long but in a nutshell it helps with connection between parent and child, to help babies to start of understand the melody and rhythm of language, to recognise emotions, to teach their bodies how to move with intention and control, to help a child feel empathy and become helpful.