Three short video clips that include “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “The Morning Song”
and “Five Little Monkeys.”
This mother has chosen to have the child sit in her highchair for the activity. This strategy certainly helps to keep the child contained and attentive. Some parents choose to have the child sit in their lap, at a child’s table, or together on the floor. The mother has placed herself beside the child which is a more advantageous listening technique than sitting across from the child. However, use strategies that seem natural and comfortable for you and your infant.
Cues for listening, such as pointing to the child’s ear, are helpful to establish a listening routine and to let the child know it is time to listen.
Pausing to give time for a response or reaction from the child is an important strategy for encouraging increased responses.
Imitation of the child’s actions or vocalisations by the parent can help reinforce the desired behavior.