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Bouncing to music can help babies bond, become more cooperative

A. Pawlowski, TODAY Parents, NBC (November 2014)

Baby bounceBabies enjoying a little “Twist and Shout” have some important lessons to share about bonding and the power of music.
Those who were bounced to a melody while also watching a stranger move in sync to the same beat were much more helpful to that stranger afterwards than to adults who were out of sync or didn’t move at all, according to a study published Monday in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

 

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