- Sing and use instruments such as a rattle while you sing. This will help with learning the beat as well as keeping rhythm. Most importantly, it is fun and keeps the baby's attention.
- Play with rhymes and songs. Nursery rhymes are a great way to incorporate rhyme and song together. Music includes rhythm and rhyme, which is part of our everyday language. Eventually, babies will recognize rhymes and rhythms.
- Use props while singing songs. If you sing, “5 little monkeys,” use a stuffed monkey to act out the song. Fingerplays and nursery rhymes provide great opportunities to combine language and fine motor skills.