When you sing and rhyme, your baby knows it's learning time!

Singing is such an important activity for helping your child with hearing loss learn to listen and talk. Did you know you can turn everyday moments into sing-a-longs? Your baby will love to hear your voice!

Build Language and Reading Skills by Singing

Songs and rhymes do more than just build vocabulary and language. They also help develop a voice rich in inflection, clear speech sounds, and memory for words. Singing builds a strong foundation for literacy and your voice is the one that your child loves to hear the most!

Get Silly and Sing!

Don't be afraid to be a "Drama Momma" or a "Dramatic Daddy" when you sing! No matter what you sing to your baby, have fun! You don't have to know a lot of songs or even have a good singing voice. Whether it's a childhood classic like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" or a new tune that you made up on the fly, you're helping your baby's brain grow. While listening to recorded music is a great activity, your singing is better for your baby.

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A Three-Step Exercise

Play with Pitches

As you're bouncing your baby up and down, sing the following phrases: "1-2-3 bounce-bounce-bounce. Up and down, up and down." Make your voice go up in pitch when you're saying "up" and down in pitch when you're saying "down."

Observe and Pause

How does your baby respond to your singing? Do they show you they want you to continue? What did you notice about your baby while you sang? How are they listening?

Make Up Your Own Songs

Not only is singing important for language learning, it makes life fun. Make up your own songs about your baby's daily routines. Sing about changing the diaper, eating breakfast, and playing with toys.

Here are some fun music activities and LSL strategies you can use with your Busy Baby, Terrific Toddler, or Playful Preschooler.

More Fun Ways to Get Silly & Sing


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