Transitions can be hard for children, but singing is a way to make those transitions easier. The library has a lot of great CDs you can check out, including music by one of our storytime favorites–Miss Laurie Berkner. Listen to one Miss Laurie’s new songs call “Waiting for the Elevator” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if3Jkmh8Bjshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if3Jkmh8Bjs
Notes from Story Time Category: Singing
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. We live in a noisy world. Celebrate some of those sounds by listening to Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise, Idaho.
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.
Just 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,
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.