Music might not seem like a game, and it’s true, it can be a pretty serious business, but it’s also a fun form of storytelling that encourages creativity and self-expression. Engaging Baby in regular singalongs will help build their memory, language development, develop their concentration skills, and teach them to listen to the story being sung.
From an early age, Baby has concentrated on your voice, and listened as you calmed them with a soothing lullaby. Now, they may be starting to recognize familiar tunes and melodies.
Each song tells a story, and also teaches Baby how to rhyme, both important skills for learning to read later.
Familiar favorites make great learning tools, from “Old MacDonald,” which teaches about animal sounds, to “Five Little Ducks,” which teaches numbers and counting. For help identifying body parts, there’s “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” Maybe most importantly, encouraging them to create songs of their own will encourage creativity and self-expression.