Notes from Story Time Category: Singing

Singing Promotes Listening Skills

mom singing with childSinging with your child is a great bonding experience that promotes listening skills and fosters language acquisition. Next time your child isn’t paying attention, try singing rather than saying your instructions.  You might be surprised by their response.

Rhyming With Dr. Seuss

Hearing sounds in words through singing and rhyming prepares children to read.  Books that rhyme help children to hear the sounds as they listen for the rhyming pattern. Dr. Seuss books are known for their fun rhyming schemes.

Songs for the Whole Family

Being able to break down words into smaller sounds is one of the biggest benefits of singing as it will help children sound out words into smaller parts when they get ready to read independently.

We often spend a lot of time in our cars. Take advantage of this time to listen to some fun songs that the whole family can sing! The Library has many CDs to check out. You even want to try one of our favorites from storytime such as Laurie Berkner.

We Love to Sing Along!

The Library has many songs that have been made into books. Singing the words as you read along with your baby is a good way to keep his/her attention.

Read to Me

 Make reading fun by engaging your child in the story by reading lift-the-flap books, singing as you read, or talking to your baby about things they see in the pictures.  It’s more important that reading to your child is enjoyable rather than long. Follow your child’s mood.