Research shows that singing songs helps support your baby's brain development. But that's not all. Singing also helps form an intimate bond between you and your baby, brings a sense of calm (we can all use that!), and helps in rhythmic development – starting from birth. Don't worry if you don't like your singing voice or feel silly reciting nursery rhymes out loud. Your voice truly is magic to your baby's ears.
What You’ll Need:
- Your voice, off-key or not!
- Songs, whether they are your own personal favorites, nursery rhymes, or tunes from our First 5 California Kids' Station.
The easiest way to incorporate singing into your routine is to think of it as the soundtrack to your day together. Sing a song during breakfast, in the car, during bath time, playtime, or while doing chores like folding laundry. Look into your baby's eyes while you sing, and point out objects as you recite them. You can even make up silly songs to the tune of other songs, like: "Twinkle, twinkle, little toes! How I love your little nose!" Point out your baby's toes and nose as you sing along. Your baby will love these simple interactions.
This Activity Helps Your Child’s Brain Develop:
- Gross Motor Skills
- Fine Motor Skills
- Listening and Visual Tracking Skills
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