Enjoying Music with your Infant, Toddler, or Preschooler

Music is good in every way for your child’s emotional, social, and intellectual development. Whether you are singing together, listening to your favorite recordings, creating sound makers, or looking at books, music can contribute so much to your child’s growth and well-being. Here are some ideas to try with your infant, toddler, or preschooler that encourage you to Comfort, Play, and Teach!

  1. Comfort
  2. Play
  3. Teach


  • Music can soothe a child or bring a smile. Don’t hesitate to add familiar songs and nursery rhymes to daily routines like diapering, feeding or sleep time. They are calming and make these experiences more loving and interactive.
  • Singing lullabies to your child or doing fingerplays like Five Little Monkeys are wonderful ways to touch your child, both emotionally and physically. Making music together invites cuddling and creates bonds of affection.