Stimulating Music

Stimulating Music Lorina

Introduce different genres of music to baby with this simple activity.

Materials Needed:

  • Stereo/Musical toys.
  • A selection of different genre of songs (classical, pop, rock etc) – Use radio station.

What to do:

  • Sit your baby upright or lay them down.
  • Select and play a piece of music.
  • Watch your baby’s reaction.
  • They may kick their hands; make noises, smile or cry.
  • Depending on their reaction you can choose which music baby enjoys.

Hints and Tips:

  • Sit your baby in front of a mirror, so they can see their own reactions.
  • Play music at different volumes to see if it has any effect on baby’s reaction. Don’t play the music too loudly as it could damage a baby’s hearing.
  • While baby listens to different tunes, they will react differently to each one.
  • Some tunes may even make baby laugh.
  • Make a note of which tunes baby enjoys and play them often.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 0 to 6 months
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Open and shuts hands when excited.

    Begins to kick at random when excited.

    Able to smile at you.

    Begin to show signs of emotions with distinct facial features.

    Will enjoy listening to music.

    Makes gurgling and cooing sounds.

    Alerts to sound.

    Vocalizes pleasure.

    Lies on back and moves arms and legs vigorously.

    Begins to use facial gestures.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Family Games, Indoor Games, Learning Games, Music and Movement, Party Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.1 Children feel safe secure and supported

    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities

    2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

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Last modified on Sunday, January 25, 2015
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