Bonding With Baby: Tony Chestnut Baby Song
Teach your kid the difference between his knees and his noggin.
- Your baby:Toes, knees and all.
- A good set of vocal cords:Singing loud is required; singing in tune is not.
- Warm up your vocal cords.
- Stand in front of your baby: Doesn't matter if she's lying on the floor or sitting in a shopping cart as long as she can see you.
- Starting with your fingers on her toes, start singing to her: "Tony Chestnut knows I love you. Tony knows. Tony knows. Tony Chestnut knows I love you. That's what Tony Chestnut knows." (You can listen to the song online at Learning Station Music if you need a little melodic assistance.)
- When you say "To-ny", touch her toes and then her knees.
- When you say "Chest-nut", touch her chest and then her nut, i.e., head.
- When you say "knows", touch her nose.
- When you say "I", touch her eyes.
- As your baby gets older, she'll be able to do more of the pointing and singing herself, so you can get back to rocking out to Fergie.