Babies love music

  • Babies can hear before they are born – they recognise your voice and the beat of your heart.
  • They love to hear a variety of music.
  • Listen carefully as they try out new sounds themselves – watch, respond and join in.
  • You don’t need to be highly skilled – your voice is your baby’s favourite music.
  • Sing your favourite song, clap your baby’s hands, and move together with the rhythm of the music.
  • Have fun together exploring music and movement – this will help you and your baby get to know each other and enjoy communicating.

Share your favourite songs and rhymes
Do you have a favourite nursery rhyme, song or tune from your childhood? What is it?
What do you associate the song with? A certain person, place or feeling?
What is your baby’s favourite rhyme, song or tune?
How does she show her enjoyment of it? Cooing, gurgling, smiling, kicking?

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