You probably know the song, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” but have you ever thought about how you can sing it to maximize the developmental impact of the experience?

In this video, you’ll see how you can use music to help you teach your child and:

  • Increase body awareness
  • Increase perceptual motor development
  • Support the development of your baby’s identity
  • Support the differentiation between two entities (you and your baby)
  • Support vocabulary development
  • Support joint attention

For more great musical ideas, developmental information, live events, a library of resources you can access at your leisure, and a community of other families and professionals, check out the SIW Community LAB – enjoy the first week on us!


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Infants and toddlers learn through observation, imitation and interaction.

That means that once your child's physical needs are met, he/she needs:

  • To be able to watch you and hear you
  • Space to move around
  • Someone with whom he/she can interact

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