Happy Tub Tunes!
Here are a few musical tips for turning bath time into fun time!
Who says you only sing in the shower? Singing in the tub can be even better!
Sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” “Looby Loo,” or “The Hokey Pokey” as you bathe your child. For older children, mix up the words for extra giggles. So, while you sing about putting “your left leg in” wash the “right arm instead.”
Establish your own BTSO – Bath Time Symphony Orchestra!
Create a water symphony with all of the bath sounds (splashing water, water pouring out of and into cups, rubber duck squeaks, etc.). Help your little one practice active listening by talking about what the different sounds, imitating them, and asking your little one to identify the sounds, too.
Try a little back-and-forth play, vocal play, that is!
You make a sound, and wait for baby to imitate. Say a short little rhythm, like “ta – ta – ti-ti – ta,” and have your toddler echo back. Or sing a phrase of a song, and see if your preschooler will sing the next phrase.
Bubbles make everything about bath time even better.
Sing the “Bubbles” song from Kindermusik as you bathe your child. Don't know it? Download it by clicking HERE!