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Talking Toddlers: Singing together

Children love singing and it helps them to learn words and link words with actions.


Singing is an easy way to help your child learn lots of new words.

Repetitive songs give your child more than one chance to hear and learn the words.

Your child will become familiar with the words in the song.

Singing will help develop their listening and attention skills.

You can make up songs about your everyday routine, for example, brushing teeth or shoes on songs.

Don’t worry what you sound like when you sing, your child will love having fun with you.

Singing will help your child learn about sounds and rhythm which are important for language development and later learning to read.

A group of people singing
In our groups we use singing a lot to help children get used to the routine and join in and have fun together. Have a go – sing nursery rhymes, your favourite songs or make up your own songs!

Weekend Words – Singing

For more information please contact the Speech and Language Therapy Service on 0114 3053966/3053967.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: SL214

Resource Type: Article

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