Babies can hear before they are born – they recognise your voice and the beat of your heart.
They love to hear a variety of music.
Listen carefully as they try out new sounds themselves – watch, respond and join in.
You don’t need to be highly skilled – your voice is your baby’s favourite music.
Sing your favourite song, clap your baby’s hands, and move together with the rhythm of the music.
Have fun together exploring music and movement – this will help you and your baby get to know each other and enjoy communicating.
Share your favourite songs and rhymes
Do you have a favourite nursery rhyme, song or tune from your childhood? What is it?
What do you associate the song with? A certain person, place or feeling?
What is your baby’s favourite rhyme, song or tune?
How does she show her enjoyment of it? Cooing, gurgling, smiling, kicking?