Is your baby ignoring you? Don’t worry – it’s not personal. Listening is one of the most important skills we can build in learning to make sense of what is going on around us. But, if you’ve been around any small child you know how difficult it is to keep their attention for any length of time. Music is a great way to focus your child’s attention on pretty much anything. Do you still remember your ABC song from when you were a kid? And you remember bits and pieces of “It’s a Small World After All?” And all of the lyrics from all the songs from The Lion King? See – songs stick in your memory longer than most other experiences. So go ahead and sing anything you want your child to remember, even if it means making it up. Pick a favorite tune, maybe “Old MacDonald,” and sing “My son Johnny loves his peas, yes, oh, yes, he does.” “Or Little Janie wears red shoes, when she wears her jeans.” Or even “1+1, it equals 2; 2+1 makes 3.” It can be as silly or as informational as you want. But they’ll remember if you do it enough.
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