Your toddler is discovering how many interesting and different noises can come out of her mouth. Show her what a music machine her mouth (and other parts of her body) can be!
- Make different mouth sounds for her, such as tongue clicking, lip vibrating, humming, whistling, making raspberries, and so on. Then let her try them out, too.
- Now move on to include other body parts with clapping, slapping, stomping. See if you can make up a song or a pattern of sounds together.
If you want to produce more and different sounds, you can make simple instruments to play, such as a rubber band guitar (stretch rubber bands over an empty tissue box), drums made out of pots and pans, shakers (dried beans or rice inside yogurt cups, plastic bottles, or oatmeal containers with secure lids), or a horn from a cardboard paper towel roll.
Making sound patterns and music can be fun anytime and anywhere. Make music together when you're waiting in line, in the car, folding clothes, out in the yard, or even sliding down a slide!