Kids listening music

Do they have to listen to kids' music?

Do they have to listen to kids’ music?

Whether you’re crooning your way through the tender and touching tale of Mary and her little lamb, or keeping the family’s energy up with a few rousing rounds of Old MacDonald, there are many times, and many places, for music that’s specially designed to be shared with kids. On the other hand, as Baby’s parent or caregiver, it’s probably been a few years since you’ve been the target audience for these children’s songs, and it’s possible that, every now and then, you might find yourself wanting to put something a little bit more…enjoyable on – and that’s okay.

Benefits of children’s songs

There are any number of ways that kids’ songs and nursery rhymes are great, starting with the way that playing them is a friendly, easy way to get children interested in music. Children’s songs tend to have a lot of repetition and obvious rhymes, which are great for catching toddlers’ attention, and a lot of them are silly, or about animals, or a little bit of a game – or all three! – which are great for catching young children’s attention. There are plenty benefits of kids’ songs – they’re often about subjects kids are interested in, which can help them get involved, and may have tie-ins to picture books, which can also promote a love of reading.

Introducing children to other music

So no one is saying that children’s songs aren’t great – they’re engaging and fun, and children also can’t pick up any, shall we say, colorful language in kid-friendly songs, which isn’t always true of popular music marketed towards adults. On the other hand, it’s easy to start to get a little sick of some of these songs – especially the ones that all seem to have the same tune. Ba Ba Black Sheep Little Star: The Alphabet Song can start to get on even the most patient parent’s nerves before too long. Luckily, toddlers can benefit from listening to the music their parents and caregivers enjoy just as much as they can benefit from music that’s designed specifically for them.

While kids’ songs can sometimes teach specific skills, like the alphabet, counting, or rhyming, more complex songs promote learning in a more basic way. Toddlers benefit from variety in music – from music that’s marketed specifically towards them to music parents played for them before they were even born, to whatever catches their attention on the radio. Varied music helps activate learning and memory, and while kids’ songs can be pretty one-note, when you open up the wide world of music for grown-ups to Baby, she is suddenly exposed to a whole host of different keys, tempos, and styles.

Another fun factor of introducing toddlers to “real” music is that you, as her parent or caregiver, get to choose what to introduce her to. This gives you the chance to build a shared music taste with Baby, which can be a great way to connect as she grows, and is bound to make compromises on family road-trips a little bit easier to come by.

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Does Music Make You Smarter? · Frontiers for Young Minds


What is music and why do people think it is important for learning? Musical sounds fill our lives: from the music you share online to the songs playing in shops and restaurants, we are rarely far from music. Playing music gives the brain a multisensory “workout” that can strengthen memory, help us pay attention, and perhaps even improve reading ability. In this article, we highlight how various brain functions, including hearing, sight, movement, and social awareness, are impacted by music training. You do not have to be a Mozart to get the brain benefit of playing music, because music is so accessible and is more than just songs. Whenever you communicate without words (the way you say something instead of what you say) you are engaging in musical behavior. In this article, we explore research on learning and music to help us understand why music promotes brain development and how music can be a central part of our lives, in and out of the classroom.

Mind the Melody

What is music and why do people think it is important for learning? While people of every culture around the world make something that could be called music, not so many of them give it a name or think of it as separate from other activities, like dance or storytelling [1]. Because of this, we can only define music in a general way, as a form of communication through sound. Unlike speech, however, music is not generally considered semantic. This means that music does not use words to explain things. Think how difficult it would be to say something relatively simple like, “your left shoe is untied,” using only melody and rhythm. At the same time, music can convey profound emotions that would be difficult to describe in words. In addition to music being an art form, any form of communication is partly musical and can be said to have musicality. Think of the different ways that you might say “huh.” Each of those ways communicates something different. That is musicality. It is not a musical performance, but a musical aspect of communication. While not everyone is a master of the violin, everyone is a master of their own communication style.

At first, some scientists thought that the brain could benefit just by listening to music. They showed that people’s scores on IQ tests improved when they listened to classical music by Mozart [2]. This led people to believe that listening to music makes you smarter. But this was an oversimplification and an overstatement of the results. Subsequent studies showed that listening to music does not actually make you smarter, but rather raises your level of enjoyment and decreases your feelings of stress, which sometimes result in better focus and improved test scores. This means that, while music in your home or classroom would not automatically improve your performance, it could be useful to help you to focus on a new task or in situations when increased attention and decreased stress are necessary. Further, just listening to music may have a different, or perhaps smaller, effect than actually playing music. This is much the same as the way that playing sports will improve your physical condition more than simply watching sports. Therefore, the focusing power of music could be amplified by playing along.

Music for Brain Power

Just like your muscles, your brain gets stronger the more you exercise it. The process of changing the brain through our experiences is called neural plasticity, because the brain is easily shaped, like plastic. Scientists measure neural plasticity with special brain-imaging techniques, like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or electroencephalogram (EEG), to find out exactly how playing music changes the way our brains work. Research with these machines, as well as studying the brains of people who have died, shows that auditory (hearing), visual (sight), and motor (movement) areas of the brain are specialized in expert musicians [3]. The specialization includes not only increased size of each brain area, but also the way each area functions. The science tells us that music is so much more than just a source of entertainment; it is an important part of our lifetime of learning. Here are some of the important things that happen in the brain when we play music (for review, see Zatorre [4]):

Auditory: The auditory system processes sound more effectively after musical training. People can detect smaller differences in frequency (the number of sound waves per second), making both speech and music easier to hear [5].

Motor: Brain areas that control instrument-related muscles and body parts (such as the fingers, the mouth, etc.) grow in size. More neurons in the brain are devoted to fine-tuning muscle movement in these areas.

Reading: Studies show that better musical ability is related to higher reading scores, suggesting a link between how well we hear speech and how well we can map speech sounds to letters.

Socio-emotional awareness: Playing music together can enhance socio-emotional awareness, which is the ability identify, manage, and express emotions constructively. A good example of this is that very young children are more likely to interact positively with people they play music with.

Making the Musical Connection

How can music change anything other than what you hear? The reason music can reach so many parts of the brain is that the auditory system is highly interconnected with other sensory areas [6] (Figure 1). Think of your earliest school days and you will probably remember singing songs. Many of us still sing the alphabet song when trying to remember the position of a given letter. If you do not believe us, what letter is four letters after “M”? Now tell us you did not hear the alphabet song in your mind as you looked for the answer! Songs, with repetitive melodies and rhythms, help us memorize lists, stories, and even processes.

  • Figure 1 - Other sensory areas of the brain provide input to the auditory (hearing, in blue) area.
  • Multisensory areas, such as the pre-frontal cortex (cognition), motor cortex (movement), and complex auditory cortex are shown in gray and contain small boxes colored to show the senses they interact with. Strong connections to and from auditory and visual areas are considered to be two-way highways, because sensory information is shared between brain areas in both directions (dashed orange lines). Similarly, somatosensory (touch) areas are shown in green and also have two-way connections that share information. Adapted from Musacchia and Schoreder [6].

Figure 1 shows the pattern of connections between the main auditory area in the brain and the other areas of sensation and perception. When we learn to play music, our senses actively interact, including sight, touch, hearing, balance, movement, and proprioception (body awareness). There are two things that make music fairly unique in this process. First, when you play music, you are using all of your senses. For example, you feel the instrument in your hands, hear the sounds you play and see the notes on the music sheet. Since each different type of sensory information reaches your brain at a different time, your brain must work to synchronize all of this information. Second, when playing music, things happen at different speeds and time scales and must line up precisely. For example, a guitarist must know where s/he is on a beat, in a rhythm, in a melody, in a song, and in a concert, precisely lining up all of these things. While our understanding of how the brain keeps track of all these things remains unclear, it is likely that there are different timekeeping mechanisms (“clocks”) for different timescales (speeds). Some of our research is based on the idea that synchronization between these brain “clocks” could help us analyze other sounds streams like speech.

A Lifetime of Music

Music is also a way that we express our identities: the music we play, or even listen to, can be a way of telling the world, our peers, our parents, and our friends something about who we are. In cultures that do not use writing, singers often hold an important place in society, because they memorize important things like history and family relationships. While musical expression of identity is usually positive, there have been times when one group of people found another group’s music threatening, or even dangerous [7]. For example, in the late 1980s rap music artists were arrested for performances that authorities thought were hostile and disrespectful.

While you might think of singing a song or playing an instrument as a special activity that you do only at certain times, you should also notice that music and musical sounds fill our lives. Music is played on speakers and sometimes played live, and we can hear music in most public places, on buses, in elevators, and in restaurants. Many of us listen to music through our phones or in our cars as well. Our lives are truly full of music, and so our relationship to music can have a big effect on a lifetime of learning.


Semantic: Relating to meaning in language or logic.

Melody: A sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying.

Rhythm: A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.

Musicality: Musical talent or sensitivity.

IQ Test: Intelligence quotient, a standard measure of an individual’s intelligence level based on psychological tests.

Neural Plasticity: The capacity of the nervous system to modify itself in response to experience or deprivation.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.


We would like to thank those who assisted in the translation of the articles in this Collection to make them more accessible to kids outside English-speaking countries, and for the Jacobs Foundation for providing the funds necessary to translate the articles. For this article, we would especially like to thank Nienke van Atteveldt and Sabine Peters for the Dutch translation.


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"Songs are unlikely to teach bad things." What kind of music do children listen to — and what should parents do about it

Do you know what your child listens to: what songs does he dance to, mourn, think to? And if you find out, you definitely won't judge? Even if this music seems “inappropriate” to you? Together with the Yandex.Music audio streaming service, psychologist Ksenia Nesyutina, and musicians Timur Rodriguez and Yulianna Karaulova, we tried to figure out how parents can develop a child’s musical preferences (and whether it should be done). nine0003

Even 15–20 years ago, it was not so easy for children to listen to music: they could catch something on the radio and TV, something on cassettes and disks (usually bought by their parents). The question of the musical taste of the new generation was little discussed: from some point on, children simply listened to about the same as the adults around them.

Today, everything is much simpler: all you need is a smartphone or a smart speaker - and the music is already playing in the headphones or the room. Every day, new hits get to the top of the charts and tops of TikTok, which become viral in a matter of hours and often “stick” even to preschoolers of 4-5 years old. And then it starts: "Mom, put on a Cadillac song." nine0003

The Yandex.Music app now has a children's section that helps parents cope with everyday activities more easily and keep abreast of trends. It contains only safe content: for easy navigation through the section, there is a safe search that answers queries only with children's songs, fairy tales, audio books and podcasts.

Modern music can be quite frank, bold, provocative. And this worries parents: they are afraid that music will somehow affect the child and his views in general, provoke him to some “wrong” thoughts or actions. After all, the media often emphasize this: they say that a teenager listened to the songs of such and such a group, and then did something illegal. But is the music of that very group to blame for this? And is it worth it to control what a child listens to, divide music into good and bad, and try to cultivate the “right” musical taste in him? And if so, how and at what age to do it? And why do children prefer unpretentious songs of bloggers instead of conditionally safe jazz? We deal with these and more questions together with Yandex. Music and child psychologist Ksenia Nesyutina. nine0003

How children listen to music

Ksenia Nesyutina, child psychologist

Babies. Songs for very young children are based on refrains for good reason: they like the constant repetition of the same simple phrases related to what they see every day or can imagine. This allows them to consolidate their life experience, rely on it, build a picture of the world. Bad news for music lovers: over jazz or classical, kids in most cases will prefer something like “Once upon a time there was a little gray goat with my grandmother” or they will choose songs from cartoons that they constantly watch. The good news for everyone is that this is a natural developmental stage. nine0003

Yulianna Karaulova:

My child is still very small and listens to what adults nearby play. I try to develop his musical taste, for example, I put on the classics. Some of my friends have older children who listen to different things, including rather harsh rap - and this is at 3-4 years old. It is clear that there is non-childish vocabulary and meanings, but it really seems to me that if you do not focus on this, then children at this age simply catch the general vibe of music, in this case assertive and energetic, and they are cool. nine0003

Preschoolers. Another feature of music consumption at preschool age is the emphasis on pampering and rather simple, even primitive humor. Most children love funny stories where someone laughs at someone, falls loudly, eats someone with pleasure, or otherwise breaks the usual framework. This again helps them comprehend the complex world, look at some everyday things from a new angle, laugh, including at themselves, and thus release some tension. Therefore, you should not be afraid that songs like “The priest had a dog, he loved her, she ate a piece of meat, he killed her” (remember, the Bremen Town Musicians sang it in the cartoon?) will harm the child. Preschoolers do not yet have such a developed reflection to analyze such texts, they rather amuse them, especially if the melody is joyful. nine0003

But too heavy, aggressive loud music is hardly suitable for a child of this age - even if the words of the song are harmless. This is due to the fact that preschoolers do not yet have the need to splash out aggression, which such music helps to process into energy. So such music will be rather incomprehensible to them and may even frighten or upset.

Junior schoolchildren. At this age, the child becomes more conscious, music begins to occupy an important place in his life: it no longer just entertains, amuses, allows you to let off steam, but also helps to experience new experiences, to experience an emotional reaction. The positive effect is that music makes the psyche more flexible and mobile. This makes it easier to experience their own emotions and teaches children empathy. They begin to listen to the words, to realize the meaning of the songs. nine0003

At the same time, there is an opinion that if a child with a still fragile psyche hears something aggressive, then he will behave accordingly, that music can "teach bad things. " But it is important to understand: when a person listens to music or watches a movie, he is in a fantasy world, imagines himself the hero of these works of art, scrolls events not from his life in his head, imagines himself to be someone else, a lyrical hero.

A one-time encounter with any adult music content at this age is unlikely to become a trauma for a child. At the same time, parents can still limit constant listening to music not for age - but not forbidding, but offering an alternative: elementary school students are ready to listen to music with mom and dad, share with them what they like, discuss it. And it's important to take advantage of the opportunity. nine0003

Timur Rodriguez:

I very often listen to music with my sons and, more importantly, discuss it with them. I have a "holy" time with the children that I don't give to anyone - the morning when I take them to school. On the way, the sons listen to music in the car, and very often at the grandfather's on the vinyl player. As a result, everything turns out the same as in my childhood: the boys in general convey my taste in music - while everyone around was jumping to "Hands up!" and "Ivanushki", I listened to Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles. Of course, children themselves are already surfing music in applications and finding something new that they like, but based on what we listened to together. Periodically, the eldest son shows me his findings, and they are very good! For example, recently he turned on the Grandson for me, and I really liked it. Although more controversial tracks for me appear in their playlists: dark modern hip-hop, instrumental music from games and TV shows... Maybe it seems simple or monotonous to me, but I never tell them: "Bad, turn it off." nine0003

Teenagers. Parents worry about teenagers the most: what is he listening to in his headphones, is this music connected with his mood? And aggression is also because of her? In most cases, no. If a child grows up in love, if you have a trusting relationship, some kind of music is unlikely to affect him drastically. With the help of the experiences associated with listening, a teenager rather explores himself - placing empathy for the "bad" heroes of any tracks in his fantasy field. We all have fantasies, reflections, a desire to go beyond any boundaries - and teenagers especially. And if a person listens to music about it, watches movies, plays similar games - that's even good. This is a fantasy, not a realization, this is an attempt to realize this role, to try it on yourself - for fun. The formula "heard - went - repeated" does not work here, we are not arranged so simply. nine0003

Yulianna Karaulova:

To be honest, I would not want my child to listen to the vast majority of the tracks that are popular today. But I'm not going to forbid it, because it will make him want even more. I’d better offer some alternative: listen to what you want, but look, there is still good western hip-hop. The main thing is that there should be a dialogue between the child and the parent: one should not swear because of “bad” music, but argue and tell what else happens. I am pleased that children love my songs - I think this happens, among other things, because they are quite simple to understand. Simple pop melodies are easy to hear, easy to reproduce, and memorable. I have never heard that children were forbidden to listen to my music. nine0003

Timur Rodriguez:

It makes no sense to ban anything (in general, not only with regards to music), because it always entails only additional interest. The only thing that can be done is to lay the foundation of taste from early childhood, so that the child would already cut off all the filth. My children know very well how I feel about some modern artists with primitive songs and primitive lyrics. But I am voicing my position to them not to forbid something, but to help them with guidance. I myself have tracks that contain content inappropriate for children. But 80–90% of my creativity is harmless to children. Whether it matches the taste of their parents is another matter.

How to help your child develop taste in music

  • Variety. Acquaintance with music of different genres has a positive effect on the development of the child. Melodic classics, abstract jazz, pumping hip-hop or hard rock - everything will suit your mood.
  • Introduce your child to music gradually , leaving for later songs for which he is too small. The child's psyche is formed gradually, and it is unlikely that a two-year-old child will be able to understand the beauty of Zemfira's poems or Metallica's guitar riffs. So, if you and your two-year-old only listen to the songs of "Kids", relax: this does not make you a bad parent. nine0074
  • Distance yourself from your experience. The world is not divided into "mine" and "alien". Parents and children need to try to listen to new things without dwelling on the familiar. And the best thing is to share your favorite music with loved ones and listen to what they share. This is very close.
  • Experience new experiences with your child. If you hear something you like, show it to the children. And ask him to share his musical discoveries with you. nine0074
  • Keep track of when your child is listening to music. We often match it to certain feelings and moods. Perhaps the child is sad now, and it is not worth condemning him for choosing too gloomy tracks: you will only make it worse, and now they are helping him.

Playlists for children and parents: choice of Timur Rodriguez and Yulianna Karaulova

Timur Rodriguez: When I was a child, I listened to what my parents listened to: jazz, blues, rock and high-quality pop. My tastes developed under the influence of this music, and now my sons form their tastes under the influence of what is playing in our house. In my playlist for family listening, I have collected my favorite songs from different eras and genres: Bruno Mars, Billy Eilish, Stevie Wonder, Blur - everything is mixed in it. I really envy people who will listen to these songs for the first time with their children: these are indescribable emotions. nine0003

Yulianna Karaulova: When I was a child, my family lived in Bulgaria for some time. Parents missed their homeland, so Russian-language music of that time sounded at home all the time. But for some reason, out of all the variety, I especially remember the lullabies that my mother sang to me as a child. Now I sing them to my son, my favorite is about a bear. She and many other songs, to which I put Sasha to sleep, got into my playlist to help other parents.

The children's section of Yandex.Music contains playlists for joint listening with children from famous parents - Yulianna Karaulova, Timur Rodriguez, Polina Gagarina, Alsou, Diana Arbenina, Larisa Surkova, Anna Levadnaya, Natalia Remish and others. nine0003

parent's guide to contemporary artists

Billie Eilish

Popular American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is only 19 years old, but she has many prestigious awards under her belt, including five Grammys. More than 90 million people have subscribed to her page on the social network, and YouTube clips are gaining one and a half billion views. No revealing dresses and outrageous antics, Billy wears bright baggy outfits and behaves modestly. The main theme of her work is teenage suffering, phobias, TV series, computer games and social networks - the digital reality that young people live with. nine0003


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Ariana Grande

If you ask your child to name the main pop star of the planet, he will answer - Ariana Grande. Here's what you need to know about this young performer: Her career began with children's shows on Nickelodeon, then she voiced cartoons and starred in the teen TV show Scream Queens. Ariana Grande became the first singer to have three singles at the same time occupy the first three places of the Billboard Hot 100 hit parade. Before that, only the legendary Beatles managed to do this in 1964 years old. The girl's videos collect hundreds of millions of views, and not because she starred in them in very revealing outfits. Perhaps one of the main reasons why millennials like Ariana so much is her unshakable confidence in herself and the desire to share this confidence with everyone.

Ariana Grande—thank u, next

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No, these are not color names. Black Pink is, without exaggeration, the most popular female K-pop group in the world. For those who are 20 years behind the times, to clarify, K-pop is a musical genre that originated in South Korea. So what is the secret of the band's popularity? Many believe that the viral success is the result of the work of marketers and sound producers from YG Entertainment - it was they who once introduced the world to the music video of the singer PSY for the track Gangnam Style. But not a single teenager will agree with this statement. Young people in Blackpink are attracted not only by the visual image of the girl band, but also by their perky songs, under which you can not only increase self-esteem, but also have fun. nine0003

Blackpink—SQUARE UP

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A few years ago, only a narrow circle of people knew about a simple Ufa guy Alisher Valeev (real name of the musician). Now he is the most scandalous and controversial personality of the modern music community. And even if you don’t particularly follow Russian rap and haven’t heard a single Morgenstern song, you probably know about him himself - yes, this is the guy with tattoos on his face who annoys everyone in general. The young man started his career with video blogging, but gradually began to move more and more into music and now positions himself as a rap artist. A strange half-whisper in his performance, few people can call real rap. However, Morgenstern managed to win the love of young people who still cannot buy alcohol, with a provocative image of a carefree guy who lives for his own pleasure, enjoying creativity, money and attention. nine0003


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Do parents know what kind of music their children listen to? MTS conducted a study where it compared the real preferences of the younger generation and the expectations of adults. It showed that opinions differ greatly. However, four domestic performers were in the top for both: Niletto, Morgenstern, Timati and Yegor Creed.

Gruppa Skryptonite

Rapper Skryptonit (real name of the performer is Adil Zhalelov) from Kazakhstan has become a famous artist in a few months. Millions know his tracks, he is on the lists of the most desired guests of any social events, and many consider the performer to be just a genius. But an unprepared listener is unlikely to be able to make out at least a few lines from his songs. An indistinct manner of performance combined with gloomy music and lyrics about the meaning of life - this is the recipe for the perfect buzzer music. nine0003

Gruppa Skryptonite—2004

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Max Korzh

Each song of the Belarusian phenomenon Max Korzh is a 100% hit, created by mixing yard and club style. The artist gathers entire stadiums, and is also considered one of the most promising singers in modern show business. The composition “Heaven will help us” brought wide popularity to the young Belarusian. He wrote it down a few days before leaving for the army. After returning, Max was surprised to find that the song he wrote was rapidly gaining popularity and even sounded on the charts of some radio stations. The artist's arsenal includes dozens of autobiographical songs, in which every teenager finds something familiar for himself. nine0003

Max Korzh—Maly has matured. Part 1

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A new star of Russian rap, 22-year-old Artyom Nikitin talks in his tracks for a minute and a half about romantic adventures young gangster. The appearance of the popular meme "Fumbling for Mayot" is associated with his name. Morgenstern also named this young artist the most promising rapper in 2021. What other explanations of the phenomenon of popularity are needed? nine0003


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This performer carefully hides the details of his biography, and in the lyrics he talks about his cheerful youth: having fun with pretty girls, parties and experiments with illegal substances. It would seem a standard set, but the original manner of Rocket's performance, together with high-quality arrangements, does not leave young listeners indifferent.

Rocket—Swag Season 2

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OG Buda

Yes, this is another popular Russian rapper, don't be surprised. How is this performer different from all the others? Why are his performances expected at every fashion party, and the new release instantly becomes a hit? OG Buda perfectly plays up the stereotypes about the dashing 90s. The older generation usually scolds this era, but the younger generation tends to romanticize it.

OG Buda—OPG city

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For those who hear the name of this group for the first time, we tell you: the Kis-Kis duet burst into the Russian show business not with the usual sweet-voiced love songs, but with protest rock hits on topical and bold topics.

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