Conversations using nonsense languages are great fun.
“I can use sounds to make up songs instead of words [with my baby].”
Try these activities at home!
Have a chat with your baby using noises instead of words and see how they respond.
Try singing the melody of a song substituting words with simple vocalisations eg. ba, ma, da, doo, di
Play with words which sound like their meaning and add actions eg. woof, shhhh, boom boom
Sing & Dance to this…
This is a popular children’s song from Africa, meaning stand up, sit down, jump around.
From The Song Weaver – Music and Movement for Under Fives
c. Vital Arts/Spitalfields Music 2013
Musicians: Zoe Palmer, Jack Ross and Abimaro
Additional Voices: Laura Fensom, Rachel Louis
Sound Engineer; James Yarde
Narration: Baden Prince