World music label Putumayo is sending babies to sleep with their Dreamland series, featuring lullabies from around the globe.
Their latest edition, African Dreamland, uses traditional African drumming and instruments to help tiny tots relax.
According to Mona Kayhan, director of Putumayo Kids, the foreign sounds can turn little ones into bilingual babies.
She says, The most beautiful thing is that a child may not understand the words, but they respond to the beat or soothing melody. And its definitely possible for children to learn another language from them. It can easily be picked up.
Kayhan says world music is great for putting babies to bed because the instrumentation is very soothing.
She explains, Its wonderfully surprising to be soothed by music thats not your own. Its definitely different from Rock-A-Bye Baby, but its just as lulling.
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