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Why sing lullabies to children?

Author(s): Terézia KULÍKOVÁ
Subject(s): Psychology, Customs / Folklore, Music, Developmental Psychology, Behaviorism, Sociology of Art
Published by: Vydavateľstvo Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove
Keywords: Lullabies; Children; Parents; Communication; Slovak lullabies;

Summary/Abstract: The objective of this article is to consider the reasons why lullabies should be sung to children. This is, however, fraught with difficulties and due to this, it necessitates an interdisciplinary literature review from disciplines such as psychology, medicine, education, language acquisition and communication, sociology, music and the arts, etc… By proving that lullabies are easier to perceive and therefore preferred to speech or other types of songs by very young children, the article assesses the benefits that lullabies bring to both children and parents. The article concludes with a suggestion when it is ideal to start with singing as a way of communication, and a presentation of a few examples of Slovak lullabies.

  • Issue Year: VII/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 61-70
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Slovak