International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Effects of Lullabies on Children
Hasan GÜNES, Nadide GÜNES

One day a woman approaches a scholar and asks him : “When should I start educating my child ?” the scholar answers : “When will your child be born ?” the woman answers: “Born? It is already five years old!” The scholar is astonished and responds thus : “You have already lost five complete years!” As it can be understood from the story the education of a child starts in the womb of the mother already in the pre-natal period. In the due story it is pointed to the fact that child education starts in the mother’s womb. In ancient times mothers traditionally sang lullabies for their children and told them the happenings of the day with a harmonious style. This traditional activity has become so far a much different dimension. As a matter of fact science today has prooved that babies perceive the external environment even when they are in their mother’s womb and are able to give reactions. It has even been prooved that at further ages children perceive more effectively owing to the lullabies they heard in their infancy. Our ancestors without being aware handled in a way with this consciousness and tried to raise their children with this sensitivity. However in the circumstances of today mothers aren’t able to spare enough time for their children owing to the hard working conditions in their business life. After a tiring business tempo mothers come home very exhausted and are not in a condition either physically or psychologically to spend time with their children. Because of the hard conditions in the business life babies grow up away from their mother. This situation causes children to grow up away from the lullabies that are in fact extremely effective means of communication and education. Unfortunately this means not seeing or appreciating a present treasure purposefully.

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