My daughter learned to clap recently and now she’s clapping at everything she does. She even claps when she successfully falls down from standing, too funny. It made me stop and think about how much we’ve been modeling for her how to clap and what fun it can be to celebrate the little things. Of course the teacher in me was spinning ideas of all the benefits she’s learning from learning songs with Mommy. Most importantly singing with your children creates such a special bond between you and your little one.
Skills to Develop during Music Time for Babies
- Builds language development
- Allows for self expression
- Learning about body parts
- Increases listening skills and opportunities to follow directions
- Builds social awareness
- Increases attention span
- Teaches order and sequence
- Builds dexterity and muscle control
I hope that you’ll take time each day to sing with your baby! Music is such a gift in the life of a child.
Our Favorite Action Songs for Babies
Here are some fun ACTION songs we’ve been singing
Clap Clap Clap Your Hands
If You’re Happy and You Know It
The Baby Hokey Pokey
You put your arms down
You put your arms up
And you wave them all around
You tickle, tickle, tickle
And you wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
TIP: This songs teaching about all body parts with your baby, get creative!