Many parents have a lack of confidence in their own math ability, sometimes even a math anxiety. Is it realistic for those parents to encourage their children’s math abilities from a young age? According to Ohio University professors Gene and Kamile Geist, the answer is a resounding YES, and music is the key. Just like music, math is full of patterns – a child’s brain may first be stimulated “mathematically” when he or she processes the rhythms in music. So, not only is it relaxing for your baby to hear you sing lullabies, those early musical experiences are promoting math ability as well.