Singing with your child is a great bonding experience that promotes listening skills and fosters language acquisition. Next time your child isn’t paying attention, try singing rather than saying your instructions. You might be surprised by their response.
Notes from Story Time Category: Singing
Hearing sounds in words through singing and rhyming prepares children to read. Books that rhyme help children to hear the sounds as they listen for the rhyming pattern. Dr. Seuss books are known for their fun rhyming schemes.
We often spend a lot of time in our cars. Take advantage of this time to listen to some fun songs that the whole family can sing! The Library has many CDs to check out. You even want to try one of our favorites from storytime such as Laurie Berkner.
Make reading fun by engaging your child in the story by reading lift-the-flap books, singing as you read, or talking to your baby about things they see in the pictures. It’s more important that reading to your child is enjoyable rather than long. Follow your child’s mood.