The Power of Music
Why is singing with your little one so important? Listening to music and singing together is a great way to have fun, bond, and help your child learn! Like talking and reading, singing supports your child’s language development. Music introduces children to new words, sound patterns, and much more! These skills help build the necessary foundation for learning how to read.
The power of music extends beyond supporting language development; music also builds social connections! When you make singing a family activity, not only are you building bonds between you and your child, you are also strengthening relationships between siblings.
Whenever possible, play music in your home and select music that you enjoy listening to together. PBS Parents has great tips on how to create a musical home environment for your little one.
In Case You Missed It
Sharing nursery rhymes and lullabies can support your child’s development! It’s easy to create your own lullaby to sing with your baby! Check out this video we created with Carnegie Hall to learn how you can create a special song for your little one. And for more lullabies, take a look at Carnegie Hall’s new playlist on Spotify Kids.
Tip of the Week
Everyday moments like bedtime are perfect opportunities to sing with your baby! Singing the same song a few times can help calm your baby and make him feel safe. You can sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” or a new lullaby you create for your child!