But these aren’t the only ways to enjoy songs. Here are some other fun activities:
Draw songs. Have your child close her eyes and listen to the beginning of a song. Then have her open them and draw whatever the song reminds her of.
Copy each other. Hum part of a song your child knows, or play it on an instrument. Then have your child copy you by humming the song himself. You can copy something he hums, too.
Change songs. Help your child make up new words to a familiar tune, such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” They don’t have to rhyme or even make sense.
Adjust the volume. Sing a favorite song, but sing some parts more loudly or softly than usual. You might start a song loudly and fade off at the end, or do the opposite. Another option: Change your volume to match the meaning of words or phrases in the song.
Make up songs. Decide to sing instead of talk for part of the day. Don’t worry about how you sound. Just have fun singing everything you would normally say, such as “We’re having cereal for breakfast.”
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