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Everyday Music Making for Babies (0–6 months)

Time-Tested Songs, Rhymes, and Activities to Nourish Every Child

Connie Greenwood, Bronwyn Lawson

Item #: G-11121     Status: Available

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Series: First Steps in Music


Audio and video included! Click here to see and hear a sample.


The intimacy of sharing musical moments with young children is one of life’s precious joys—and research points to the importance of music for a child’s growing brain.

Just as a treasured cookbook from a great-grandmother guides you in recreating a cherished meal, this book is your companion for everyday music making with your little one, filled with nourishing favorites. Each time-tested song and rhyme harnesses the wisdom of generations of caregivers and is filled with wonder.

Think of this as your musical cookbook. Consult the “recipe” and follow each step carefully as you use a rhyme or song with your baby. To help, this book includes:

  • Recordings and videos available via QR code.
  • Research about the benefits of music and how babies become musical. 
  • Techniques to use with the different song types (for example, bounces for a newborn, how to keep the beat on tiny bodies, lullabies for sleep time). 
  • Handwritten tips and ideas about how to create a musical home. 
  • Music notation with lyrics and chords. 
  • Pages to document favorite songs and rhymes from your own culture as a keepsake for your family. 

Everyday Music Making for Babies empowers parents and caregivers to build a beautiful connection with their baby through music.

Connie Greenwood is a Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME)-endorsed First Steps in Music teacher, teacher trainer, mentor, and advocate based in Connecticut and has taught preschool music for more than thirty years.

Bronwyn Lawson works tirelessly with vulnerable communities to bring the joy of music to young families through parent-child classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. She is the first Australian teacher trainer for FAME.

Categories: Early Childhood, Folk Music

Number of Pages: 96

Format: Hardcover

Discipline: General Music