Me and My Echo Baby Game
Enjoy baby being a copycat; in a few years it won't be so cute.
- A baby:If you're reading this, odds are you've got that one down!
- A singing mommy or daddy:Don't worry if you think you have a bad voice—anything you utter is music to baby's ears. We promise Simon Cowell won't be listening.
- Sing a simple tonal "da-dee-da," a short line from a favorite song or even a family name to your little darling. (It should be short and simple—no Meatloaf songs. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" will do.)
- Ask your child to sing the same thing back to you. A 3-year old will be able to repeat more complex ditties, but for a younger child, you may want to start with just one syllable, such as "Ma!"
- If your 1-year old doesn't understand that you're trying to get her to repeat what you're singing, enlist dad or an older sibling to demonstrate the game with you. Your baby will catch on soon enough!
- Next, trade positions. Have baby sing or say something to you and repeat it back to her.
- Siblings can also jump in and play this game. Sing something to your older child, have him repeat it to the baby and then have the baby sing it back to you.
- This is a great one to pull out in the car or when you are out and about and out of toys. We're not promising anything, but it may even get you through a 15-minute wait in the pediatrician's office without a meltdown.
- So you're driving your spouse (and your kid) crazy with the same ole' kiddie tunes. No need to sound like a broken Chipmunks record—learn some new ones with Nick Jr.'s Sing-Along Song Sheets.