Dancing with baby never gets old, as evinced by the blogs I’ve already posted on the topic. Today, for variation with Veronika, I deliberately selected a few types of music with different rhythms and tempos in order to expose her to a range of sounds.
First up was marching! For this, my go-to music is Sousa marches. Put on some good old Stars and Stripes, and march around.
For added fun, I gave Veronika some bells to jingle as we marched about the apartment to the beat of the drums and brass instruments.
Next up, a slow song! As the intro chords played, I held her close and we swayed side-to-side. Warning: you might get a little verklempt during this part of the activity.
Then it was time to bounce around. We put on an exuberant upbeat song (from one of big brother’s favorite TV shows!) and just had some good old dancing fun.
Try this game with any style music you like, making sure to mix it up, and have fun feeling the rhythm.