Children love music, children thrive with music, children are missing out if they don't get music in their lives! And we're talking (singing?) about music as an active activity, not some electronics playing in the background 

Sing to your baby. It doesn't matter how well you sing! Hearing your voice helps your baby begin to learn language. Babies love the patterns and rhythms of songs. And even young babies can recognize specific melodies once they've heard them.

Diane Bales, Ph.D
Building Baby's Brain: The Role of Music. Athens, GA: University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

You (yes, YOU, Mom and Dad!) can make music with your child! I'm not talking about performance-quality stuff, that's something else we adults all can enjoy. I'm referring to just plain old tapping and clapping and yapping. Singing and moving and grooving and all that music stuff makes us feel good, and it can make our children feel good as well. Makes them smarter, too, but that's just icing on the cake.

Sing with your child. As children grow, they enjoy singing with you. And setting words to music actually helps the brain learn them more quickly and retain them longer. That's why we remember the lyrics of songs we sang as children, even if we haven't heard them in years..

 Diane Bales

You can do that! Lullabys at bed-time, pop songs in the car, boistrous sea-chanties at bath-time, opera arias after dinner (NOT during, of course, that would be gouche).

You are (probably) not a professional actor, but you can do the meanest wolf and the silliest three little pigs when you read to your child. And that's totally fine because it's all about the story and sharing that story--sharing that moment--with you child. Same with singing a song: you aren't a pop star (are you?) put you can share a song--any song--with your child.

It's those shared experiences with you child that help her or his brain do the best developing!

Make some time to make music with your child every day!