Singing songs with a baby is a great way to encourage their early communication. It helps the bond between adult and child, supports brain development and also language development as it increases access to key words and sounds.
How does this nursery rhyme help?
This is a great simple song to sing with children, especially older children as they will enjoy pretending to be their chosen animal and acting out the sounds and movements the animal makes. This type of song helps with their co-ordination as they are both singing and doing the actions. They will also like choosing which animal they want to be. You can go all out with your imagination and use dinosaurs or create an animal. We made up this simple song and you can make up songs too, if you want to.
How do animals move?
Ok, lets be a ....... (name of animal)
(Then you pretend to be the animal)