- Have your clap, dance, or stomp to the rhythm of a song. Rhyming and singing enables children to hear a steady beat, patterns of speech and rhythm, which is an important early literacy skill needed for future reading development.
- Visit the West Bloomfield Township Public Library and ask for a Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Fingerplays brochure. Nursery rhymes encourage vocabulary, rhyming, repetition, creativity, music, movement, counting, pretend play, speaking, listening and comprehension skills.
- Have your child sing songs during their daily routines such as washing hands, bath time, emptying the dishwasher, cleaning up his/her room, chores or play time. Songs will increase motivation during an activity and make it seem more appealing.