Musical Fun Time With Babies and Young Children Part 5
Here is the 5th 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.
Music and Mealtimes
Sometimes your baby sibling can be crying just before food. He’s hungry! When you are ready to feed baby, hum when you move as you get baby’s food. Make a silly song, a silly sound, to distract and help to make things calm. Or you could try making a humming sound and then stop! Again! Hum and then stop! Baby will look at you. Look back. Hum again, stop! Look at baby with a little smile, then continue. Then make a ZOOM sound as you put the food onto a spoon or bowl and give to baby.
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: