AJ and I enjoy musical play time together most days and I thought I would show you a little of what our music time together looks like with a short video.
As i mentioned in the clip, these are my tips for enjoying a music time with your baby;
~ Make sure your baby is fed, has a clean nappy, isn’t tired and is generally happy.
~ Keep sessions short and follow your baby’s cues. There is no point persisting if your baby is too cranky to enjoy it.
~ Choose somewhere comfortable to sit and make sure your baby is well supported (especially their head). You could also sit on the floor with your baby laying in front of you on a blanket or mat.
~ Engage your baby with eye contact, facial expressions, touch and your voice. Don’t worry if you don’t have the world’s greatest singing voice (I certainly don’t), your baby just cares that you sound like you 🙂
~ Adapt nursery rhymes and childhood songs to include simple actions, using your child’s feet and hands.
If Immy is home she will often join in as well which adds an extra element of fun and playfulness for both girls. It is lovely to see them bond in this way and it helps Immy to learn how to be gentle with her little sister.
Do you sing with your baby? Would it be helpful if I shared some of the other songs we enjoy in a future video?