• Sing to your child from birth it is a great way to bond with your baby.  It doesn’t matter if you are a good singer, your child just wants to interact with YOU!
  • Tap to the beat of the music or song. Make your own musical shakers, with plastic eggs and dried beans or rice.
  • Drumming is a great way to “break apart a word,” helping the child hear smaller individual sounds in a word. This skill is very important when they encounter new vocabulary.
  • Singing increases a child’s vocabulary. Many songs have silly made up words, this helps them hear the smaller sounds in words.
  • Many songs want you to repeat words or echo phrases. This helps develop a child’s listening and memory skills.
  • Singing slows down language, allowing your child to hear the various sounds in individual words.

Books about Singing

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Peter Paul and Mary

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Iza Trapani

Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera

Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin

If You’re Happy and You Know It by Raffi

Jump Up by Dan Zanes

Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

Over in the Meadow by Jane Cabrera

The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani