Singing together connects and calms us all.
Why do it?
- Singing provides a rich experience — tune, rhythm, harmony, movement, language and culture — all enhancing the development of connections in baby’s brain.
- Singing is also a fun way of repeating an experience, which makes brain pathways stronger.
- Singing releases endorphins (‘feel good’ hormones), which benefit baby and whānau.
- When whānau sing with baby it strengthens their relationship
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Waiata waiata Song Maori | Noun||To sing/song|
|Kanikani kanikani Dance, dancing Maori | Noun||Dance|
|Tākaro tākaro To play, wrestle Maori | Verb||Play|
|Rangi rangi Tune, air, melody, tenor, drift Maori | Noun||Tune|
|Oro oro Sound, rumble Maori | Noun||Sounds|