snowdeal logo

archives archives

ex machina

the eric update - day 487: mozart effect or not, odin loves strumming the six string.

while we're not sure if all the benefits of the purported mozart effect have been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, odin has been listening to music almost since the day he was born ( and every day since ) because there's at least some evidence to support the notion that music therapy for premature infants can be beneficial even if it doesn't causually increase their intelligence quotient.

and even since he's been home, we've tried to give him a variety of opportunties to get his groove on from watching his pops play guitar to playing the piano. and occasionally we'll even try to see if knows the correct diatonic scale :-)

and even if it's not ultimately true that music lessons might boost your child’s IQ or verbal memory it's at the very least a fun way to pass the time.

and besides, odin really does need to get his licks in so that he can contribute to sufactant's first single - central line ( yes, that's nicu graduate humor ).

bookmark: ::digg it ::furl ::reddit ::yahoo ::
11/03/2005 11:46:00 PM 2 comments


Yay for Music! I was a Music Ed major in college. Oh the many benefits that can become of music! It makes my head spin and my heart dance. hehe. I'm such a dork!

After RSV and Flu season, I bet Odin would love a season of Kindermusik. Focused around music, kids have the opportunity to play different instruments, sing songs, be exposed to different types of music, interact with kids of the same age, and dance! :)

By Blogger Suzanne, at 12:56 PM  

My niece and nephew love strumming my guitar, while I fret chords for them.

By Blogger Neil, at 12:49 PM  

Post a Comment

[ rhetoric ]

"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

the complete tales & poems of winnie the pooh

[ about ]

this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

he's quite a fighter and you can always send him a postcard to the most current address listed here if you're inspired by his adventures. see the postcard project/google maps mashup to see a map of the postcards.

if you're new, you can browse the archives to catch up. and don't forget to watch a few movies that i made while we were in the neonatal intensive care unit. or if you want the abridged version and you can find a copy, you can read about his adventures in the november 2005 issue of parents magazine.

[ search ]

[ outbound ]

daddytypes / blogging baby /

rebeldad / thingamababy / The Continuing Adventures of Super-Preemie / dooce /

[ schwag ]

look snazzy and support the site at the same time by buying some snowdeal schwag!

[ et cetera ]

valid xhtml 1.0?

This site designed by
Eric C. Snowdeal III .
© 2000-2005