Music

Let's All Sing

Ideal for Infant, Toddler

A young boy plays with a maraca

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to develop positive relationships with adults.

Materials Needed:

  • Mechanism for audio or video recording.

Participants: This activity requires some adult preparation, and is intended for independent play.

Directions:

  1. Audio record yourself singing your child’s favorite lullabies, finger plays, and songs.
  2. Use the audio recording during times when your child is playing independently, lying in his/her crib, or being cared for by an unfamiliar adult.

Extensions: Video record yourself acting out your child’s favorite finger plays or movement songs (some examples may include, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, Where is Thumbkin?, and The Wheels on the Bus). Use the video in a similar manner as indicated in Step 2; allowing your child to follow along with the movements. Seeing the face and hearing the voice of a familiar adult is calming for young children. This activity can be a great resource in those times when multi-tasking might be necessary!

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