Children can easily find a reason to laugh. Bubbles in the bathtub, funny sounding words, dogs wearing clothes, and, even just jumping off the front step can all cause a child to erupt into fits of giggles. Children literally bring more laughter into our lives by laughing 10x more each day than the average grown-up. (No wonder Peter Pan never wants to grow up!)
In Kindermusik, we laugh, giggle and even, yes, guffaw a lot when we sing silly songs like “Gang-Goo” or “Sally the Camel,” play or listen to funny sounding instruments, and even share a few knock-knock jokes during story time. We know children develop a sense of humor over time as they learn what is and isn’t funny—and when it is appropriate (or not) to laugh. In class and at home, we support your child’s growing sense of humor and give your whole family more reasons to chuckle. Plus, all this giggling strengthens your immune system, lowers stress, and supports your child’s divergent thinking skills. And that’s no laughter matter—well, ok, it is!
Everyday Connection: Ba-Da-Bum. “Why did the banana go to the doctor? Because it wasn’t peeling well.” Your child will appreciate all those jokes from your childhood. So, go ahead, and share them—and be prepared to laugh at your child’s own versions of them!