Sing-song time

Songs help your baby learn about language.

Babies like hearing songs and rhymes over and over again. You can add actions to the songs to teach them. Here’s a song called Incy Wincy Spider that little ones love.

Sing along and play. See if you can make up some actions for the spider climbing and falling.

Don’t worry if you’re not a good singer. Your baby will love hearing your voice.

Incy Wincy spider climbing up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain
And Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again.

Good to know

Babies who enjoy music, singing and rhyming regularly learn to speak more easily. They have more words to express themselves and are more confident and creative.