Friday, April 4, 2014

10 Ways Your Baby Learns When You Sing with Them! Part II.

Play Singing is one of many methods of play and "sing-play" is a fun way to interact with babies.

Family fun Singing is a great way to involve older siblings in welcoming a new baby home. Singing to and playing with the baby builds a bond between siblings. Make singing a family activity.

Singing names A baby can learn his name by hearing it in songs. Try substituting your baby's name for other words in songs so he hears his name sung over and over again.

Listening skills Like reading, singing is an activity that requires listening. It is another opportunity for your baby to begin to understand language and feelings expressed through language and sing-play.

LOVE All of this boils down to using your singing voice as a way to express love. Babies don't care if you are a great singer. They only care that you are singing to THEM! In their eyes (and their ears), you will be a star! 

Join DuPage Children's Museum for a Tiny Great Performance where singing, theater, and music are a regular part of our venue! 

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer are trailblazers in children's and family music. They play dozens of instruments from banjo and mandolin, to electric guitar, steel drum, and ukulele. Learn more about them online at www.cathymarcy.com

Original article from NAEYC for Families (National Association for the Education of Young Children) families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development/music-math-more/10-ways-babies-learn-when-we-sing-them