Music can make your baby smarter!
Nuryl is a music curriculum that can boost baby brain development and cognitive abilities, It is available for download to your devices.
Now, you can get started with Nuryl on your own.
We will soon retire the Nuryl app and parent portal. However, we wanted users to continue sharing the Nuryl experience with their children. For the first time, we are releasing the complete list of our 29 brain-training playlists and their associated musical lesson content in this one-of-a-kind curriculum.
Nuryl consists of 29 music playlists filled with what we call High-Information Music. These musical compositions are rich in harmonics and rhythmic complexity but also move in unexpected directions. It keeps the young listener interested in what is coming next.
Start Nuryl While They are Young
Much of a child’s brain development happens in their first year of life. Expanding intellectual capacity at an early age can pay huge dividends later. Taking advantage of this time during their early learning windows is paramount!
Most of our curriculum users start to see accelerated learning behavior with their babies in just a few months. As the Nuryl listening continues, many parents report that their child speaks earlier with more clarity. Abilities to absorb new information seem more acute as their word vocabulary grows.
Getting Started Is Easy!
At 5 months prenatal, your child can hear sounds outside the womb. You can start the Nuryl curriculum with them anytime after that.
Play this music to them using a set of padded headphones on your belly (if they are prenatal) or a Bluetooth speaker for at least 30 minutes a day.
Physically engage with your child to keep them interested in the music. Dance with them, bounce on your knee, or tap your fingers on their body.
Listen to the same playlist for a month to develop their recognition and memory for the songs, then switch to the next month’s playlist. It’s that simple!
Our MP3 Original Content
Included are our Nuryl musical lessons, Suzuki Method songs, and Nuryl lullabies.
Nuryl Musical Lessons
The musical lessons are an introduction to the 24 major and minor keys. Play them enough, and your child will get an ear-training head start, becoming familiar with their sounds and characters. Initially, if a song was in E minor, for example, we had put the corresponding lesson before the song to help reinforce the lesson. We encourage you to do the same in your playlists.
The Suzuki Method
A popular for teaching children to play an instrument is The Suzuki Method. It encourages the child to play from memory and get positive feedback from their teacher and parents. Our Suzuki Method songs will help your child become familiar with the songs earlier so that if they do start this method, they will already have a good head start.
We didn’t want children to associate High-Information music with sleep time. To remedy this, we created 17 original lullaby songs to help as a sleep aid. They will soothe your child to sleep faster and have become a big hit with our users.
All of these come in MP3 format. Put them on your devices and make your own playlists with them.
What is Included?
A “Getting Started” guide in PDF format
An Ebook of all 29 playlists of our High-Information song content in PDF format, tailored to your child’s age (plus 3 bonus playlists never used in our curriculum)
24 musical Major/Minor scale lessons to give your child an early musical and ear-training education
25 Suzuki Method songs in MP3 format
17 Original lullaby songs to soothe your child to sleep
All of our educational blogs in PDF format
Our Nuryl White Paper in PDF format
(Nuryl licensed many songs in our playlists. So, we do not have the right to resell and not include them. But you can find them on your favorite music streaming service.)
How Nuryl Makes A Difference
To any parent considering Nuryl, it has been worth every penny our family invested. To make a literary analogy, it is the Homer of music; A playlist you would never find accessible under other conditions.
My son’s language abilities are very good and mothers often remark he is smart or expressive. Nuryl is indispensable to our family and we will undoubtedly use it with any future children we have.
We’ve been listening to Nuryl religiously since my daughter was born. She is now 16 months and loves music time. I can definitely see improvements in her memory . This girl doesn’t forget anything!
I hope that my daughter grows up with a love of music and that Nuryl can help develop skills that will benefit her later in life.
– Sarah Volzer
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What age group is Nuryl designed for?
Nuryl is for all children ages 5 months prenatal up to 2 years old.
But your child can use it up to age 6. Your baby’s first two years are a critical time of heightened brain plasticity (the ability to learn through experience). New experiences create a neural scaffold of connections upon which future learning is built. The more a connection is stimulated, the stronger it becomes, and the stronger the foundation will be. During the first few years of life, critical windows for learning open and shut. At Nuryl, we emphasize exposing your child to our playlists during these critical times. Prenatal to 2 is the most intense learning period. But there are other windows of learning after the age of 2 until age 6. We recommend starting children over 2 as soon as possible.
How long should I play the music for my child?
30 minutes a Day
At the minimum, we recommend 30 minutes of listening time a day. However, each monthly playlist was originally meant to be played in its entirety at least once a day. You are, of course, welcome to play it longer because the more exposure your child has, the more familiar they will become with recognizing these high-information melodies and chord changes. These pieces are highly complex and layered and can take years to get completely familiar with.
Of course, we understand that life gets busy and you may not have the time each day to play the entire playlist in full, but every bit of exposure helps, and you should try to make your routine last the full playlist running time if you can. You can even break it up into smaller 20-minute sessions. Just this daily exposure to the Nuryl curriculum may help stimulate your child’s brain and boost their cognition and learning capabilities. Repetition is very important!
If you can’t get that much in per day or you miss a few days here and there, don’t worry. Any exposure to the music can be helpful! And don’t forget to change your playlist each month. It will help you both to discover new music. You also don’t need to restart the playlist from the beginning of each listening session. Just start where you left off from last time.
Will my child benefit if I play the music while they are sleeping?
The point of the music is to stimulate your child’s brain while they are awake and alert. If they are asleep, they won’t be reacting and interacting with the parents as we recommend. We won’t say that it doesn’t do any good to listen while sleeping. But it does go against the point of the curriculum.
Of course, it can’t hurt, but our point is to make sure they are getting at least 30 minutes each day when they are awake and alert, and any extra, sleeping or otherwise, is fine. We just don’t want to have the child begin to associate the curriculum music with every nap time because it may end up putting them to sleep rather than keeping them alert and thinking.
Can the curriculum help children with special needs?
The Nuryl curriculum was not designed as a therapeutic approach. Combination therapies that use music are common for children with developmental issues. There have been many research studies showing promising and positive results, although these have primarily been in teenagers and adults. Such studies have incorporated musical therapy into rehabilitation programs aimed at stimulating multiple regions of the brain- areas involved in motor control/coordination, cognition, language, and emotional state.
Musical therapy has also been used with preterm infants. Research suggests that appropriately designed musical interventions may improve upon a newborn’s cardiac rhythms, feeding, and overall alertness. One of the wonderful things about appropriately designed music-based therapies is a potentially positive outcome with relatively no/low risks. An infant’s brain is highly plastic. It has the ability to change and heal in a way an adult brain simply can not. It is certainly worth trying any and all therapies to see what works for your child.
Will my child benefit past the age of 2 years old?
The curriculum focuses on the first two years of a child’s life. It is a continued time of heightened brain plasticity and the ability to learn through experience. These experiences create a foundation of neural connections upon which all future learning will be built. The more a connection is stimulated, the stronger it becomes, and the stronger this foundation. Phonemic awareness begins to change beginning between 8-10 months, based on the latest research. But this time of heightened brain plasticity extends until age 2. However, there are also other sensitive periods that last up until age 7.
Our original CEO didn’t start his second child on the Nuryl curriculum until she was over the age of 2, and she is very smart. We believe that any exposure to this music that will stimulate their brains is a good thing, even after age 2. It just won’t have as much of an impact, as it may be harder to get them to focus.
How should I listen while I am pregnant?
For our prenatal users, we recommend either using headphones on the mother’s belly or using an external speaker like your phone or a Bluetooth speaker. You should use the headphones and speakers at a medium to low volume so as not to startle your baby, and a good example of this volume might be conversational level. Amniotic fluid is a great conductor of sound so less is more in this case.
Using the curriculum with newborns.
It can be difficult to keep your child awake and aware while using the Nuryl curriculum. We recommend using it not too long after they wake up so that their brain is alert. Try not to use it during sleep time as they will begin to associate the music with sleep and then tune it out of course. When you are using it, try tapping your fingers on their body or lightly bouncing them to the rhythm of the music so that they will remain alert.
Also, 30 minutes can prove difficult to keep their attention so feel free to break it up into smaller segments if that helps. Any exposure is beneficial to enhancing their cognitive functioning!
Can adults benefit from the Nuryl curriculum?
Listen for a few minutes a day and boost your child’s ability to learn for a lifetime.
High Information Music composed of complex patterns stimulates your baby’s brain.
Nuryl users can see results within 3-4 months, with continued growth over time.
Nuryl is a great way to kickstart your child’s early education. By spending only a few minutes each day listening to our musical curriculum, you are helping to encourage more active thinking, increased focus, and enhanced memory retention. It also improves social skills that can help them be more prepared and successful at all stages of their life. And, of course, that is what every parent hopes for!