Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Libraries Rock!: 2018 SLP: Songs to Sing to Baby

Let's face it.
Not everyone is a natural-born singer.

Not everyone loves to sing.

And for many adults, singing while someone is listening is even more terrifying!

If you count yourself among those for whom singing does not come naturally...
Take Heart!

The good news is that Baby loves to hear your voice, no matter how poorly you think you sing. The time you spend face to face singing to Baby is priceless.  Just as Baby responds to being held while you talk and read, singing allows Baby to study your face while listening to one of the most beautiful sounds there is: your voice!

Many of my favorite songs to sing to babies have been incorporated into Baby & Me Storytimes at Bellevue Public Library.  You can search Baby and Me Storytime under Labels (along the right side of the blog) to learn more about some of the songs we use.

If you need some help with the words or melodies, you can find a plethora of songs on YouTube.  However, you probably already know a nice assortment of tunes, such as...
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
The Itsy, Bitsy Spider
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
The Wheels on the Bus
Old MacDonald
If You're Happy and You Know It
The More We Get Together
London Bridge

Bellevue Public Library carries a large selection of music CDs that might help you in singing to your little one.  Click here to read my post! 

Need more convincing about the importance of singing to your baby?  Here are 10 great reasons, from a short article written by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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