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 her memory, language development, develop her concentration skills, and teach her to listen to the story being sung.
From an early age, Baby has concentrated on your voice, and listened as you calmed her with a soothing lullaby. Now, she 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 her to create songs of her own will encourage creativity and self-expression.