They say singing nursery rhymes songs and reading stories are important parts of learning language for babies. This is because they are repeated, and children have a chance to learn them over time.
Songs, finger plays or movement activities teach children words that have physical clues attached. When a baby has learned a clapping song, she can ask for it by clapping her hands, even before she knows how to say, “I want to sing the clapping song!”
One of my favorite activities with Yesha is sing her nursery songs, songs that I just recently memorized. But then I am running out of songs to sing to her, fortunately I found the Free Kids Music site that offers free MP3 download.
I love the songs even though many of it I’ve never heard before. The singer’s voice is soothing and resembles that of a mother’s which I find perfect for Yesha. I play it during her nap time.
I compiled all the songs in one folder together with the lyrics in Word.