Baby SOH was over for tea, last night, which was a treat. She is much bigger than a baby these days, but still the baby of our family!
We exchanged the stories of the day, and after the meal was over, it was time for some singing.
“Down by the Bay” is a song I have sung many times with groups of children and adults, and the time was right for introducing Baby SOH to this great song.
Children have the opportunity to create their own verses, by choosing an animal to sing about. They also explore the sounds of language, by finding words to rhyme with that animal. This is wonderful preparation for literacy, for reading and spelling.
Children also have the opportunity to sing by themselves, in this “Call and Response” song.
This song is great fun!! There are so many different animals to choose from, and so many rhyming words to explore too!! And so many laughs to be had, together as a family.
Find out how to sing this song, at JillsMusic.com, and many others, that develop your child’s musical skills, and are also great preparation for the first years at school.
Keep singing Baby SOH, I really enjoy hearing your beautiful and tuneful voice.
Love from Nannyjay