Interjecting Words with Intonations to Sing Familiar Songs:
Recite your child’s favorite nursery rhymes.
Sing his favorite songs. Choose songs that have repetitive phrases, such as “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” “Happy Birthday,” “Wheels on the Bus,” and “Old Macdonald.”
Use finger play gestures and facial expressions as you sing the songs.
Present your child with pictures and actions to go along with the rhymes and songs.
Dance along to the rhythm of the songs. Hold your child’s hands and have him join you.
Encourage your child to sing along. Stress key words in the songs. Pause and wait for your child to respond.
Access a microphone (and if you can get a microphone with a tape recorder that’s even better).
Use vocalizations to experience and enjoy feedback from your child’s voice.