Sing the world

Little Treasures - - MUSIC -

The tune of ‘Twin­kle, Twin­kle Lit­tle Star’ has many vari­a­tions. The song has a clear be­gin­ning, mid­dle and end, with the be­gin­ning and end hav­ing the same mu­si­cal phrase. The notes are within a child’s vo­cal range and there is a log­i­cal pro­gres­sion of sounds. This song makes it easy for a child to an­tic­i­pate ‘what’s next’ and pro­vides a frame­work for re­sponse. Don’t feel self-con­scious about singing – your child can’t dis­cern whether you are Bey­once or Kiri Te Kanawa. Lan­guage and de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties are the start of learn­ing that oc­curs from your dolce sound. Play clas­si­cal mu­sic, dance with your child and talk through your ac­tions. In­tro­duce move­ment to re­in­force learn­ing. Move to the tempo; tip toe, stomp your feet and re­spond to the speed and sounds. All the while, talk to your baby or child about your ac­tiv­ity to­gether.

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