Reasons to Sing

When you sing, you slow down your speech. This helps your child hear the smaller sounds in words, learn syllables and develop vocabulary. Singing also helps develop listening and memory skills.

Singing together is a fun bonding experience - whether you're a good singer or not.

Books to Read

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! - Karen Beaumont

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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

Karen Beaumont
I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

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I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

I Love My White Shoes - Eric Litwin

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I Love My White Shoes

Eric Litwin
Down by the Station - Will Hillenbrand

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Down by the Station

Will Hillenbrand
We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen
Five Little Ducks - Raffi

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Five Little Ducks

Raffi
Yankee Doodle

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Yankee Doodle

The seals on the bus

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The seals on the bus

Punk Farm

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Punk Farm

Here we go 'round the mulberry bush

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Here we go 'round the mulberry bush

Bee-bim bop!

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Bee-bim bop!

Today is Monday

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Today is Monday

Row, row, row your boat

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Row, row, row your boat

Jazz baby

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Jazz baby

How do Dinosaurs say good night?

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How do Dinosaurs say good night?

Barn dance

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Barn dance

Bear snores on

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Bear snores on

Frog trouble deluxe songbook  - Sandra Boynton

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Frog trouble deluxe songbook

Sandra Boynton
It's raining, it's pouring

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It's raining, it's pouring

Nose to toes, you are yummy

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Nose to toes, you are yummy

Happy!

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Happy!

The wheels on the tuk tuk

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The wheels on the tuk tuk

Every little thing

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Every little thing

If you're a robot and you know it - David A Carter

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If you're a robot and you know it

David A Carter

Sing and Rhyme

Remember the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Humpty Dumpty? There are thousands of rhymes and fingerplays you can use to brighten up a trip to the grocery store or a long wait at the doctor's office.

Watch these experts perform their favorites, then try them out for yourself!

For more rhymes from Tell Me a Story, visit their YouTube Channel.

Or visit StoryBlocks and Reading Is Fundamental's YouTube channel.

Things to Do

Sing nursery rhymes and "real" songs.

Make up your own songs about what you're doing, like getting dressed or taking a bath.

Recite rhymes and fingerplays. Repeat them often.

Read these picture books with songs.

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