Friday, May 20, 2016

Exposing Toddlers to Music

Toddlers enjoy music, they usually sing-along with nursery rhymes or enjoys hearing mom and dad sing even though they are out of tune. Music is part of a toddler’s life. My 2 year and 6 month old girl enjoys singing along with the nursery rhymes and keeps on demanding to sing to her the “twinkle-twinkle”, the ABC, the “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, etc. Music helps develop the child’s sensory development and can also help in teaching basics, like singing along the ABC. My toddler has learned the ABCs, not only memorize, but also recognize them all.

Our next step is introducing music instruments, like tapping the Orange County Drums to go along with the rhythm. I hope with these instruments, it will really spark the interest of my child.