I have posted about this before….and you can find more information under the teach me to talk page…..how music helps language development in children. Music is on the right side of the brain and language is on the left….when you tap into both sides of the brain simultaneously….you are helping your little one to acquire new words. The children I work with….some at times have very little sounds and words in their vocabulary..however…once we start singing Old MacDonald..they are able to say e-i-e-i-o….as if it was nothing at all for them to produce those sounds. Old MacDonald is great for working on animal sounds. I sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider…..If you’re happy and you know it……….I try and put as much as I can to music……do not worry about carrying a tune…just be sure to put some melody into the words that you are producing.
And remember to have fun with your little one or big one.