Notes from Story Time Category: Singing


floating music notes

Singing is a great way for kids to hear the sounds in words since it slows down the pronunciation and can be repetitive to emphasize syllables.

Perfect Pitch Not Required

Hush Little Puppy
Singing increases children’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds in words. This helps prepare them to decode words when they are learning to read. So sing with your child often, even if you do not have perfect pitch.

Many popular children’s songs have been turned into illustrated books that you can read/sing along with your child! Check them out in the nonfiction section: J 782.

Jumping and Learning

Girl jumping ropeJust remember, getting your child ready to read is as simple as “talk, sing, read, write, and play.” Have fun by singing a jump rope rhyme! You don’t need a rope; you can just have fun jumping!

Ice cream soda,
Lemonade punch.
What kind of food
Will I have for lunch?
A, B, C, D, E…

The letter you stop jumping on is the first letter of your lunch food! Talk about what kinds of food start with that letter, and what food your child likes.