Did you know when you sing to your baby, they're learning about ten different things? Betsy, one of our early literacy librarians, tells us how!
In "10 Ways Babies Learn When We Sing to Them", opens a new window from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer include language development, vocabulary, rhythm, rhyme and listening skills on the list of things babies learn when you sing to them. Add to that the side benefits of bonding and smoothing over transition times, and you might decide to start singing even more!
And, there are a lot of people who want to help you find songs to sing:
- Classic Hits, opens a new window
- Lullaby Lyrics You Might Have Forgotten, opens a new window
- Modern Soothers, opens a new window
- Rock Songs for Babies, opens a new window
Don't forget, with your library card, you can check out CDs and access, download and stream all kinds of music, including choices already made for children, via Hoopla, opens a new window. Mix it up and keep singing!