New studies suggest that babies can remember music they’ve listened to in the womb for up to a year after being born. It is no secret that listening and experiencing music stimulates the young brain and assists with the growth of neural pathways and structures of the brain.

Infants recognize melody of a song long before they understand the words. Some quiet background music can be soothing for a small child-especially at sleep time.

In younger years music instruction accelerate brain development-particularly in the areas of the brain, which is responsible for processing sounds, language, speech perception and reading skills.

According to studies, this is not the only areas affected by music. Music ignites all areas of child development and school readiness.

Playing music and movement games helps with body awareness, motor planning, motor development, social skills, emotional skills, self-expression and mathematical awareness…and that is only to name a few benefits!

Percussion instruments are often played with two hands in the earlier years, which in turn stimulates both sides of the brain. This means that information or neural signals must be distributed evenly. For this reason, it is believed that children exposed to playing instruments has a higher information processing rate and therefor are faster learners.


Clamber Club classes combine music and movement or activities to enhance these learning abilities from an early age.

When we add music to any activity, the memory built around the activity becomes so much stronger.

Doctors and psychologists confirm that the immune system of regularly singing children is better, they are healthier and more emotionally balanced than non-singing children are.


“Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans.”

This is your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Daniel J Levitin


Now you can use our Clamber Club songs to help accelerate your babies brain development!

Contributed by Lize McDonald of Clamber Club Toddlers – Durbanville
Tel: 082 569 7671