Importance of songs and rhymes in the Early Years
USING songs, rhymes and picture books is a great way to help your child develop their language and communication skills. It’s never too early or too late to start signing and rhyming with your child.
Not only is it fun but it is also a great way to get to know each other. Children’s communication skills develop at different rates but there are many things parents can do to help their child develop the skills to read, write and communicate effectively.
Sing to your child. A child loves nothing more than the sound of their parents’ voice. Don’t worry about being the best singer. Your baby will be soothed and calmed by your voice.
They love changes in variation and vocal tone. This keeps it exciting for them and helps them to learn about the natural sounds of a language. If you forget the words, make up your own variations. What’s most important is the time you and your child spend singing together. Giving children a sense of joy and excitement about language will naturally help to boost their desire to read and write. Read More…