Baby music

5 Ways to Sing with Baby

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Singing is a great way to both stimulate and soothe a baby.  Using songs and rhymes in different ways can help with their development.  Here are 5 different types of song/rhyme activities that you could do with the babies in your care:

1. Watching

These are songs and rhymes where the baby will just listen to you sing with or without a prop.  They may be in your arms, lying, or sitting in front of you.

Just listening to your voice

You can stimulate a baby by just using your...

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Bounce, Move, and Tickle!

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Music time with babies can be just as much fun as with the older children in the early years. Variety is key. With songs and rhymes, I always try to incorporate some that involve watching, bouncing, movement, tickle, and quiet! Depending on the age of the babies, in your care, will alter how you approach each idea. If they don’t have neck control you can still explore the bouncing and movement but support the baby, and their neck, on your shoulder. Here are 5 different type of song/rhyme...

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Sensory, Stimulating and Soothing Baby Music

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Sensory, Stimulating and Soothing Baby Music

Baby music doesn’t need to be at a specific time but ideally, there needs to be some music in every baby’s day.  It might be singing a lullaby to sooth them before sleep; tickling their hands or feet to stimulate them during a nursery rhyme; or listening to music whilst watching bubbles float in front of them.  Music can be used at various times during a day to stimulate and soothe, and to develop the senses.

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Babies love music too!

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Have you ever noticed how we instinctively communicate with babies in a ‘sing-song’ way?

Several studies have shown that babies respond more to a singing voice, than to a normal talking voice.

‘While spoken language can take more than a year to develop, music is one of the earliest things parents have with their children…when parents talk to babies, they instinctively switch to melodic and rhythmic intonations as a way of communicating emotional messages.’


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