Baby Beats

An early intervention resource

A musical Journey of sound, music, and voice
Helping little ones learn to listen and communicate

It's never too early to start… BabyBeats™ early intervention resource!

As soon as your child has hearing aids  – or is waiting for a cochlear implant

Babies with Hearing Aids Waiting to have their
Cochlear Implants

Young Children Under the Age of Two with Cochlear Implants

Available in Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Polish, Spanish

Movement and Music

Listen to short, repetitive pieces of music. Respond to differences in timbre (sounds), tempo, rhythm and pitch. Listen to the music for cues on how to move. Encourage your baby’s vocalizations in response to the music.

Exploring Instruments

Listen and respond to music that starts and stops, plays slow then fast, or pauses. Through playing instruments, accompanied by short, contrasting music, your child learns to focus and listen more attentively.

Exploring Animals

Listen to full, melodic pieces of music that are contrasted with animal sounds or silence. Help your child use their hearing to notice different patterns in the music. Encourage your child to imitate movements and words.

Exploring Transportation

Listen and respond to music that represents different modes of transportation. Discover how symbolic sounds and music help your child learn that sounds and words have meaning.

The BabyBeats™ early intervention resource provides a fun, motivating way to encourage your child’s communication both before and after using hearing aids or receiving cochlear implants. It is designed to be used with babies from three months to three years old.

The BabyBeats travel bag includes:

  • BabyBeats parent guide
  • BabyBeats Music CD
  • Instrument
  • Transportation and animal picture cards

Give your child the best start and make BabyBeats™ early intervention resource a part of your child’s life!

BabyBeats™ Early Intervention Resource and Beyond - from the Transportation Trail
to Early Reading

It is never too early to start reading!



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Why use BabyBeats?

  • Supports functional use of Early Appropriate Amplification
  • Supports development of communication and emerging pre-verbal skills
  • Supports bonding and attachment with the parent or caregiver
  • Enhances development of your baby’s brain – including the musical brain
  • Music can make a long-term difference!

BabyBeats NOTES

BabyBeats™ early intervention resource NOTES is a quick and easy way of monitoring and recording your child’s progress with early listening and communication skills.


For more information and activities, please visit The Listening Room