Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Preborn Prodigy sent us three CDs for review through the Homeschool Review Crew: Prayers and Blessings for the Unborn Child, Prayers and Blessings Newborn to 99, and Math Prodigy. We had the choice between physical CDs or downloadable audio links. These blessings are available in multiple languages and can be found at www.prebornprodigy.com or through many digital providers. Music only soundtracks are also available for some of the recordings.
These recordings are great for baby-shower gifts, but also for those wanting a relaxing but Scripturally-sound blessing to listen to for themselves or with their families. The producer also has forthcoming recordings specifically for adopted and foster children, mothers or parents surprised by a pregnancy, and Science Prodigy.
Preborn Prodigy is designed for pregnant mothers wanting to speak blessings over their unborn child. I’ve always believed by intuition that growing babies absorbed much of the language and emotions of their mothers, and I’ve read many articles and reviews in support of that theory. As a mother of biological, foster, and adopted children, my own experiences speak to the formative months inside the womb.
According to a 2013 SciemceMag.org article, a fetus growing inside a mother’s womb not only hears sounds from the outside world but can understand words well enough to retain memories of them after birth. The article referenced a 1988 study that suggested newborns recognized theme songs from their mother’s favorite soap opera. In more recent studies, pregnant women were given a recording to play several times a week during their third trimester. The recording had the made-up word “tatata” repeated multiple times throughout the music, but the word included vowel and pitch variations. When tested after birth, the brains of infants who heard the recording not only recognized the word, but also the variations, while other infants in a control group did not. The babies for whom the recognition was strongest, belonged to the mothers who played the recording most often.
Preborn Prodigy Prayers and Blessings for the Unborn Child ensure that your growing baby is hearing that they’re loved and wanted. The music is gentle and relaxing, and much of what is spoken is straight from Scripture. As your child is forming, they are hearing messages that they are not given a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and a sound mind. They hear instructions for godly living and promises that their parents will guide, nurture, and equip them to live into their God-created destiny.
Newborn Prodigy Prayers and Blessings Newborn to 99 include many of the same Scriptures and blessings. This recording is designed for newborn through all adulthood. This CD was especially comforting and helpful to me as we navigate uncertain times as a nation. I felt loved, reassured, and held by God as I listened.
My caution for these two recordings is that, understandably, they speak blessings of health and perfect formation over developing babies and children. As a mother who has buried my child born with hypochondrogenesis, this was painful for me. I know my daughter wasn’t a mistake. I know God wasn’t surprised by her condition. But I, along with many families I’ve connected with since who’ve had similar experiences, often wrestle with the perfection of God in an imperfect and fallen world. If you have gone through something similar and plan to listen to these recordings, I want you to be aware of these specific blessings ahead of time. Also, if you plan to give these to an expectant family as a gift and they are aware of a prenatal diagnosis, it would be wise to inform them of these included blessings beforehand. Samples include a perfectly formed heart, lungs, skeletal system, etc. That said, for someone experiencing a prenatal diagnosis, this could be a powerful weapon against fear and discouragement during the pregnancy.
Math Prodigy is a fun way to introduce math concepts to young children and is soothing for adults as well. Relaxing music is combined with biblical math foundations and introductions to numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, and decimals. The information is valuable, but fun, including how scientists, chefs, and artists, and just about every job in the world includes some involvement of math.
I’m extremely interested in the upcoming foster/adoption release titled, The Father’s Heart. I imagine the science one would be equally great.
Our family listened to the CDs in the vehicle as well as in the house during free time. I wanted to have the children listen to them at bedtime, but both CD players quit working so we’ll have to fix that. The digital downloads might have been a better option for us.
Preborn Prodigy was founded by Sara Bumgarner. She is the owner of Sara’s Health Foods and has studied the connections to what science and Scripture say about the spiritual and emotional roots to disease. Her greatest joy is helping people be whole in spirit, mind, and body.
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