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Old 06-09-2009, 06:25 AM   #1
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I know that reading to your baby is very good for them, and will help promote langauage and such, but what about singing? I read to DS all the time, but I love listening to all types of music and often sing a long. DS is around when I am doing it, so does it have the same effect as reading?
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Singing is GREAT!! It really builds their language development (just like reading), but they also love to hear rhythm, and beats so go for it (they also LOVE to dance!)! And I'm sure your lo won't be opposed to listening to whatever you like to listen to--I've known many babies who would rather dance along to the top 20, than "Mary had a little lamb".

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Yes, singing is wonderful! Most importantly, babies love to hear your voice and be with you. I don't know many baby songs (sadly, I forgot them all!) so I make up most. Baby doesn't seem to mind!
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Singing is GREAT!! It really builds their language development (just like reading), but they also love to hear rhythm, and beats so go for it (they also LOVE to dance!)! And I'm sure your lo won't be opposed to listening to whatever you like to listen to--I've known many babies who would rather dance along to the top 20, than "Mary had a little lamb".

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My son LOVES when we listen to pop/hip hop/rap music... it's so funny!
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Absolutely! It will do the same things as reading, plus promote a love for music, teach rhythm, etc. I am a kindergarten teacher and have to say that if all parents started out this way with their little ones our jobs would be a whole heck of a lot easier when they get to us!

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