Babies Walkers to 2 2s to 3s 3s to 4s

Overview and benefit

Research shows that babies and young children respond more positively to live music than recorded music and that listening to their parent’s voice is really comforting to a child. It does not matter how good parent is at singing! Singing unaccompanied helps the baby/child to really hear their parent’s voice without distractions.

Equipment required

  • Your voice

Duration

One to two weeks

How it works

This is about introducing young babies to the wonderful wealth of sung nursery rhymes which is part of a child’s musical heritage, and encouraging mums to sing these nursery rhymes to their babies unaccompanied.

What to do in the class

Possible rhymes to choose from:

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • See Saw Margery Daw
  • Wind the Bobbin Up

Training Videos

Twinkle Twinkle-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

See Saw Majory Daw-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Wind The Bobbin Up-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Wind The Bobbin Up-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Adaptations for older/younger children

None required

What to do in a nursery setting

None required