Why we connect so strongly with lullabies

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 5 July 2017

15 mins

Do you sing lullabies to your children that were sung to you? What role to lullabies play in connecting us to our past?

Emily Eagan, a Teaching Artist at Carnegie Hall and collaborator in The Lullaby Project. She explains the social and historical significance of lullabies.

Plus, watch below one of Emily's workshops where she walks through the process of writing a lullaby.

For more subscribe to Kinderling's brand new podcast The Lullaby Effect where award winning reasearcher Dr Anita Collins explores the science of lullabies and the hidden benefits of singing to your child.

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