Published: Thursday 02 December 2021

Music is pleasurable in any setting and a great addition to a baby or toddler yoga class. If you're a baby yoga or toddler yoga instructor, or thinking about becoming one, it's worth considering how you use music in your sessions. Using songs and rhymes in baby or toddler yoga has a number of benefits:

  • It aids interaction between parent and child
  • Songs and rhymes engage different parts of the brain with singing and movement
  • It encourages fun times in the sessions
  • It creates repetitiveness of sounds and movement of mouth which is good for language and speech development
  • It teaches parents nursery rhymes and positive ways of interacting with their child
  • It makes the movement fun and more interesting for babies and toddlers
  • It can re-engage children who may have disengaged from the class
  • Songs and rhymes teach language for actions, for example, 'touching your nose' encourages the learning of the body part
  • Parents and children can continue to enjoy the songs from when they're a baby, to being a toddler and beyond
  • It brings out the inner child in parents
  • It increases relaxation

With all these benefits, you probably don't need a great deal of encourage in using songs, rhymes and music in your baby yoga or toddler yoga sessions.

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