Singing is a fun way to get your baby’s attention and when baby is in the right mood, you can do a back and forth session. This can mean a lot of waiting on your part while baby opens up his mouth like yours and tries to consciously make a sound come out. It is interesting how baby can easily make many songlike sounds without really trying, but when he starts making an intentional effort to imitate me, a strange tense croak comes out, which pleases him greatly. I give him tons of congratulations when he does this because what he is really learning is the process of learning. We are practicing the most basic ingredients of a mini music lesson.