The Best Present…

A popular saying this time of year is “The best present is your presence.” This is so true with young children. Here is a different kind of jingle bell song as well as another saying to remember when thinking about young children and healthy development:

“Sixty Seconds of Singing Strengthens Social Synapses”.

 

I Hear the Bells 

I hear the bells, that’s how I tell

Winter is here; Christmas is near

Jingle, jingle, jingle Merry Christmas

Ding dong ding dong ding

Enjoy!

Beth

Elizabeth K. Schwartz LCAT MT-BC

Move with Me to Make Me Nicer

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Moms and Dads and all kinds of caregivers have known for years that babies and toddlers love to bounce to music. Now new research from McMaster University in Canada has shown that babies that bounce along in the synchrony with their grownup showed more altruistic behavior than babies who were not bounced in the same rhythm.  Here is a new Sprouting Melodies Sing at Home all about bouncing with your baby and sharing the joy of mutual movement and singing.  Try it and you might just find out that singing and moving together will make you and your baby nicer. Enjoy!

Beth

Here With Me!  (Adapted from an Irish Folk Dance by Elizabeth K. Schwartz 2014)

I’m so glad that we’re here in music. I’m so glad that you’re here with me.  Diddle dee dee.  Here with me.

I’m so glad that we’re here in music. I’m so glad that I’m here with you. Doodle dee do. Here with you.

I’m so glad that we’re here in music. I’m so glad that you’re here with me.  Diddle dee dee.  Here with me.