John Legend’s love for music has been passed down to his 3-year-old daughter Luna.
During an interview with US Weekly, the father of two revealed that music has led to some of he and his toddler’s greatest bonding moments.
The 40-year-old said:
“Luna loves to dance. We play music all the time. We have, like, dancing time in our little dining room with the record player in there. She loves that, I love that, and it’s a lot of fun. Bonding through music is definitely big.”
According to Bright Horizons, being exposed to music early on can help children build their vocabulary and literacy. Furthermore, when children dance to music, they improve their motor skills and practice self-expression.
Legend told Us Weekly:
“[Luna] loves my Christmas album [A Legendary Christmas] still. We just [play] it in the summer, anytime of the year. Then she loves Ariana Grande. I play a bunch of older records, too, like a Curtis Mayfield or Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye. Definitely have some old big band music too. Then she likes her Disney classics.”
As Bright Horizon reports, music not only improves children’s development, but it also improves their mood. For example, many infants will bounce, laugh, or move in response to music.
As for the Legend family, music plays a major role in their every day lives. The soul singer often shares photos of his family, including wife Chrissy Teigen, engaging in music-related activities. This includes playing the piano and joining “The Voice” coach at the judges’ table.
Legend and Teigen’s 13-month old son Miles has also been seen exercising his musical talents.
Bright Horizons reports that repetitive tunes will not only strengthen a toddler’s language skills but will also improve their memory.