Friday, March 28, 2014

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

Bonding When you sing to your baby, she bonds with you and your voice. Singing makes yours the first and most important voice in her life. Your baby learns that you LOVE her!

Transitions Babies feel safe when life is predictable. A song for waking up, sleeping, and other routine transitions and activities helps them know what comes next.

Language Language is in itself musical, and when you sing and speak, your baby learns about words, language, and communication. Through your singing, baby's language comprehension begins.

New words While you sing and hold your baby, you introduce new vocabulary. When you hold up a stuffed dog as you sing about a dog, baby learns to associate the name of that toy with the words you sing. When you sing about parts of the body and kiss your baby's feet or tickle his tummy, he learns new words. 

Rhythm and rhyme Music includes rhythm and rhyme, again, part of language. In time, babies will recognize rhymes and rhythms. 

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers are encouraged to carry their own rhythm and tune with the instruments provided in our Creativity Young Explorers Neighborhood. Stop by the Museum's musical exhibits and stage your own performance during your next visit! 

Stay tuned! Five more ways your baby learns when you sing with them will be presented next week.
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

Original article from NAEYC for Families (National Association for the Education of Young Children)

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