A toddler taking part in a "Baby DJ School" class, aimed at preschool children to learn the basics on how to mix music, in New York. Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, suggested a study. US researchers compared nine-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. Photo: AFPA toddler taking part in a "Baby DJ School" class, aimed at preschool children to learn the basics on how to mix music, in New York. Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, suggested a study. US researchers compared nine-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. Photo: AFP
A toddler taking part in a "Baby DJ School" class, aimed at preschool children to learn the basics on how to mix music, in New York. Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, suggested a study. US researchers compared nine-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. Photo: AFP

Pump up the volume: music helps babies with their language skills

A toddler taking part in a "Baby DJ School" class, aimed at preschool children to learn the basics on how to mix music, in New York. Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, suggested a study. US researchers compared nine-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. Photo: AFPA toddler taking part in a "Baby DJ School" class, aimed at preschool children to learn the basics on how to mix music, in New York. Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, suggested a study. US researchers compared nine-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. Photo: AFP
A toddler taking part in a "Baby DJ School" class, aimed at preschool children to learn the basics on how to mix music, in New York. Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, suggested a study. US researchers compared nine-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. Photo: AFP
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