When you found out that your baby was deaf or hard of hearing, did you wonder about music? Nursery rhymes, lullabies, and singing games are all part of early childhood. You might be surprised to find that children who are deaf and hard of hearing often benefit from and enjoy listening to music!
Babies and toddlers don't have to hear music in the same way that we do. Have fun with music and early listening.
Many children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing love music.
The important part of a lullaby – especially to young babies – is not the words, but the sound.
You can make traditional nursery rhymes and word plays accessible by making the room quiet, by checking hearing aids or cochlear implants to be sure they are working, and by getting close to your baby.
Deaf and hard of hearing toddlers love to watch sing-along videos of their favorite cartoon characters again and again, moving with the actions on the screen and gradually adding language, especially if you participate.
Visit this website for information on the
award winning Tune Ups music program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.