Fergie has praised Josh Duhamel as ''dad of the year''.

The Black Eyed Peas singer and her actor husband became parents to son Axl Jack last year and she says her spouse is very hands-on when it comes to caring for their little boy, who is now five months old.

Asked if Josh is a hands on dad, she said: ''He's dad of the year, he's the best partner to have a kid with.''

The 38-year-old singer loves being a parent and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her ''homie''.

Speaking on 'Extra', she said: ''The best part of being a mom is just hanging out with my kid. He's my homie! I'm just listening, talking back with him and trying to teach him words like 'nose' and 'dancing'. Daddy is trying to teach him 'ball' and I'm trying to teach him 'dance'.''

The couple have been happy to share photographs of Axl on social media and Fergie says they made the decision to do so as they want to be ''normal'' parents.

She explained: ''We want to live our lives and love our son and be normal, proud parents that want to post pictures of their kids.''

And the 'London Bridge' singer also teased she has been working on her musical return.

Asked when she is returning to work on new music, she said: ''Who says I haven't been?''