Attending to Music
“Music Soothes Savage Beasts (Including Kids)”
“Let go” while playing music, clap your hands, rock back and forth, sway from side to side and move your child to the beat of the music.
Remove the physical cues and allow your child
to imitate the movements that you previously provided.
instruments (e.g., rattles, drums, and other musical toys).
music, stop it intermittently, and start it after your child looks toward you.
hand over hand assistance to help your child shake a rattle when music plays.
your child’s rattle when the music stops, to help build understanding of “cause
familiar children’s songs and interactive finger plays, while sitting face to
face with your child (e.g., The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Wheels on the Bus, Open
Shut Them, etc).
facial expressions, change your tone of voice, and vary musical activities to
keep your child interested.