Play familiar music and clap to the song. The child can be sitting or standing supported.
If the child doesn’t vocalize and move spontaneously, the adult can sing and dance and clap to motivate the child.
The child will typically move to the music and begin to vocalize. If seated, the child may clap.
Music can be an important part of family life, one that all family members can enjoy. Encourage parents to listen to all kinds of music and sing and dance to the rhythm.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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