When I was a kid, my mother used to love to sing. She’d spend hours singing to us, which I loved. She would sing a variety of music. Some tunes from when she was a kid and some tunes from when I was growing up. I loved that she sang my favorites, but I also enjoyed hearing her singing new ones from time to time.
Hearing this music allowed me to learn how to talk faster. I had some trouble speaking when I was a kid, so learning music really helped me to get past my issues with speaking. I firmly believe that my mom singing to me, helped me to get where I’m at today.
Today, you can find me singing through a lot of things in life. It’s just a way I feel comforted. It not only takes me back to when my mom sang to me, but it also empowers me and makes me feel as though I can conquer the world.
You may be wondering why I’m telling you this story. First 5 California is a program available in California that focuses on helping children get the very best start to life. If you don’t know this already, the first 0-5 years are some of the most valuable learning years of your child’s life. First 5 California offers FREE resources to parents to help with brain stimulating activities, easy and healthy recipes, and even information on general wellness.
Talk Read Sing With Your Child
Talk. Read. Sing.® It changes everything. How true is this? Looking back at my childhood, hearing my mom sing to me, I never understood the impact it made on me till adulthood. Obviously, it helped me a ton as a child and I’m so thankful for that. I encourage you to talk, read, and sing to your kids as it will help them developmentally more than you can ever grasp.
Also, head over to the activity center to learn more about free activities for newborns, toddlers and preschoolers. There is also a lot of helpful information relating to Talk Read Sing, and even free fun videos and downloads.