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Singing Activities
  • Sing songs with actions such as “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider,” “Five Little Monkeys Swinging from a Tree,” or “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” These encourage children to learn the song, but the hand movements as well. Interactive songs inspire fine motor skills, communication, collaboration, observing, predicting, math skills and measurement.
  • Incorporate singing into your daily routines such as when washing your child’s hands. Daily routines happen regularly and provide many opportunities for your toddler to hear a song over and over again. Sing a song while changing your toddler's diaper, getting dressed, getting in the car, cleaning up or putting on shoes. Singing during routines can also make a less desirable routine more enjoyable for your child.
  • Encourage your toddler to dance, wiggle and move freely to any type of music. Understanding and creating rhythm can help to express themselves through creating self-confident, independent young learners. It will also allow for musical appreciation which is fun and thoughtful.