Create Your Own Songs
Just your creative juices!
Bring out the songwriter in your child. Choose a simple tune you know well (i.e. "Jingle Bells" or "Mary Had a Little Lamb") and make up new words to the song. The songs don't have to make sense or be "good"; this is just about having fun and singing! You can choose a theme like encouraging rhyming skills or phonics (i.e. make a song up with as many "G" words as you can) or just let your child sing about anything he or she wants to. Let your little one take the lead and see what he or she comes up with. You'll be amazed at how great the songs will be. It's also a great way to see what your child's thinking about at that moment. Don't forget your video camera to catch the fun!