Age: 1 - 3 years
We know what a pain it can be when you don't get that time to yourself if they've dropped that long nap! Even if they don't sleep during the day, some quiet time after lunch should help to relax and recharge those batteries.
Your child’s development: Quiet activities like reading stories or singing songs can help them (and you) still get a bit of downtime and rest. Nursery songs are good as the repetition soothes them, and also helps them learn words.
Tips for babies: Sing close to your baby's face and do the actions - it helps them learn the words.
Tips for toddlers: Sing slowly so they can sing along with you.
Tips for 3 - 4 year olds: Put a teddy on a blanket and rock them slowly to sleep while you sing it together.
Here's are more free songs your toddlers will love from the Scottish Book Trust.