My 22 month girl knows the words of lots of songs but cannot sing in tune at all. Will she develop that ability?

Helen - posted on 10/02/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )




When do toddlers learn to sing in tune? Mine knows the words of lots of songs but recites rather than sings.


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Cecilia - posted on 10/02/2013




lol my little girl scream sings. She is soo off key but it is the best singing in my opinion because it is from the heart and she is so into it and doesn't care about how anyone else views her rendition of twinkle twinkle. I don't care if she stays that way through life because singing in tune isn't the key to happiness, enjoying life is.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/02/2013




Generally an under 2 yo is not much of a musician.

Repetition (as with anything at this age) will help, but don't expect a musical genius at her age. enjoy music with and around her, and she'll grow up to be appreciative, and perhaps also exhibit some talent in her upcoming years.

Ev - posted on 10/02/2013




I agree with Michelle. Also she is only a baby. She is not even two yet. You have to understand she is just developing her language skills and to be able to sing in tune is not something you need to worry about already. That comes with time and training. Its good she can sing the songs or recite the words to them once she learns them. That is a good skill to have as it helps with learning to talk. But to expect a 22 month old to sing in tune or on key is a bit much. My daughter at this age could do it but she has a natural ability to sing. Some kids do and some kids do not and it takes training and work. Let her learn to sing in her own way. Its cute to hear them try to sing the song as it needs to be sung. It may not be in tune but its natural. They are not trying to impress someone with their skills, they are just singing. Do not force her to grow up too fast. Enjoy her while she is little because its going on a heartbeat.

Michelle - posted on 10/02/2013




She will develop it when she's ready. She's still a baby, let her learn at her own pace.

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