Observe the infant in interaction with an adult with music and singing.
Ask the adult to sing a familiar simple song or finger play to the child.
Most children attend with interest and react with body movements and use sounds or words from the song.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to sing and do finger plays with the child. Words are said with the rhythm and inflection, which helps the child break down the words into patterns she can more easily imitate. This type of playful interaction encourages speech production as well as music appreciation.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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