In the baby music classes I teach parents and carers lots of songs and rhymes to use at home, where you can find the most important teachable moments.
Adult and child participate in
bouncing rhymes and songs,
tapping and tickling games, and
lullabies to develop a feeling for the beat.
I encourage you to learn the rhymes/songs because it is really important for the baby to hear the voice of a person they love, so that they too will find their own singing voice when they are a little older. This can be around 2 years.
Singing is very important in the development of musicality. Early music benefits the whole child.
Children also feel the beat and rhythm of a variety of recorded music including classical and international folk music as they move independently or are carried by adults. The children also tap on a drum and experiment with sound shakers. They hear songs with their name in them.
Most important … babies smile and move … Mums, Dads and Carers smile, laugh, and enjoy the time with their little one.
Fun is had by all, and foundations are started.
What a great start.
Ten tiny fingers that always want to play,
That never stop exploring the wonder of today.
Ten tiny fingers that from the very start,
Will reach out for tomorrow, yet always hold your heart.
Two tiny feet,
That wave in the air...
Two tiny hands,
That tug at your hair...
An adorable little face,
A bundle of joy to love and embrace.
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