Musical Fun Time With Babies and Young Children Part 2
When you are with baby helping baby to hear new sounds, YOU can help. Get close to your baby brother or sister. With your voice, make some up and down sounds – hums, squeaks, clicks, booms! Your baby will soon know and love your voice. This will make your baby feel loved and safe
Sound making and humming are a lovely start to singing a whole song, or making up a new one. If your baby is tired make a soft hum, a gentle rhythm and rhyme, make your voice go up and down to help calm your baby.
- On a Log
- Rocky Mountain
- Forever Blue
This is the 2nd post in the series of 5 posts on ways that older children can use music to play with and care for younger siblings or friends.
With thanks to our friend Emma for her great suggestions, and for allowing Children for Health to use the magical illustrations by Charlotte Cleveland on our blog. Emma Hutchinson is an Early Childhood Music Specialist. Find out more about her work here. Buy her books of musical activities and songs here.
See the other posts in this series: