Singing to your baby has only positive benefits. You do not have to have an opera performance voice, simply hearing your voice will soothe and comfort your baby. You can sing anything you like to your baby. As far as your child is concerned, you have the most angelic voice ever. It is also a good idea to have other family members or close friends singing to your baby. Words can be made up, pitch can be completely off, and you might feel like a goof in front of others, but this is what makes your relationship with your baby so special. Singing and talking with your baby lets baby to get to know your voice. Having others talk and sing to your baby helps baby to recognize different voices. Singing also helps your baby to learn colors, shapes, animals, body parts, and letters.
Create your BABY playlist.
- Sing songs to your little one from your childhood. Great classics include Old McDonald and The Wheels on the Bus.
- Look for CD’s with a combination of new songs and familiar songs.
- Play your favorite tunes. Whether it’s Lady Gaga or Garth Brooks, if you’re having fun, then you baby will be having fun also.
- Having a collection of current songs made for babies/toddlers is also a good idea. Check out playlists such as Chipmunks get Chip-wrecked http://chipwreckedsoundtrack.com/.
Also, check out this link for ideas on easy songs for your baby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99ULJjCsaM&feature=related