Nursery Age 1 Curriculum Suggestions
by Katrina Lybbert
By the time your child is a toddler, he will have chosen some favorites from the ones you sang or shared with him as a baby. Continue to sing and share these favorites. My toddler loves Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I sing this to her every day at her nap time and she now (20mths old) can sing along with me, getting many of the words correct.
I would also recommend beginning to sing the ABC song as a lullaby to your toddler daily. Sing softly and with a lilt. By the time your child is 2 she will be familiar with the names of the letters, and ready to be taught to recognize them.
For the second year of a child's life I have chosen to focus on sharing lullabies from around the world. There are a number of CDs available with lullabies in foreign languages. I have listed these resources below.
For each of the 24 lessons
I have suggested a lullaby to share that I have found on CDs available
at my library. You can choose different selections from mine.
There are many beautiful lullabies and I find toddlers greatly appreciate
hearing them before a nap and/or bedtime.
Suggested Audio CDs
Lullabies Around the World
The World Sings Goodnight
The World Sings Goodnight 2
Lullaby Lesson List
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