Babies brains are incredible: they can learn multiple languages at once and by the age of just 6 months, can distinguish between different languages! In the first years of life, there is extraordinary potential for learning, so don’t hesitate to share songs and stories in any language you know!
Children learn and practice language through play, so how can you put that into practice? Take familiar songs and add actions or props! Or, get imaginative during playtime and prompt your child to play a new game! Join Sarah for a playful rhyme that’s great for celebrating swirling, snowy days!
You are your child’s favourite playmate and play is how children learn, so for today’s sing along, let’s pretend and play together! Hope in the elevator, it’s time for a ride!
Let’s talk vocabulary! When talking to your baby, don’t be afraid to be specific! Duke or king, dog or puppy, marker or crayon – the more language you share with your child, the better their reading skills will be.
Let’s celebrate baby and practice body parts all at the same time! This jazzy tune will have you and baby swaying along.
It may be unseasonably warm right now, but cool weather is coming soon, and this twist on “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes” will help your child learn what to wear as we get ready for the cold! Sing along!
Repetition is so valuable for developing brains: singing familiar songs and reading the same story over and over helps children to develop their memory skills and listening skills. This short song has plenty of repetition, so sing along!
Routine helps children understand what is expected of them and learn to self regulate their behaviour. This is why we always start circle time with a welcome song or rhyme, which lets children and families know they are welcome.
You probably know the Itsy Bitsy Spider, but what about the Big, Gigantic Spider, the Teensy, Tiny Spider, and Eency the Spider?! Remixing classic nursery rhymes is a great way to introduce new vocabulary. So get creative and sing along.
Play is one of the primary ways young children learn about how the world works and learn language. Singing a playful song is always a great place to start and this nonsense, action, and movement rhyme is a perfect example!