We can all sing.
The most beautiful sound for a baby
is the loving, gentle voice of a loving, gentle adult.
Your baby doesn't care if your voice is "In tune" .
By singing, you are already in tune with your child.
My earliest memory is as a baby, under the stars, my father rocking me gently next to his face.
He was singing me a jazz version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" - a recording on a "78" record he used to play all four of us as children.
That memory is so profound; I can still hear the voice of my twenty-four year old first-time father, full of so much love, care, tenderness and happiness. He is almost eighty years old now, still so full of love, care, tenderness and happiness.
Sing to your baby, sing, sing, sing ....
By the way I found that jazz version of Goldilocks on iTunes last year!
It's brilliant, sassy and great to sing!
It's called "The Three Bears" performed by the Ray Ellington Quartet -
hilarious, wonderful, brilliant musicians!
Danielle Joynt is one of Australia's leading early childhood music teachers.