Monday, February 15, 2010

STORYTIME: Music and Rhythm

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

I Love to Sing by Anna Walker- A simple charming read where a little unidentifiable creature sings all over the place, even in a bathtub with a cup of tea. A great way to encourage kids to sing everywhere they go. Since we all know singing is a fantastic introduction to vocabulary for young children.

Fiddle-I-Fee by Melissa Sweet

What Did You Put in Your Pocket? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

Zin!Zin!Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss

How Do You Wokka-Wokka by Elizabeth Bluemle

Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig - A great short rhyming book where kids can help guess which animal is the one dancing on the page by only seeing their feet. I do often wish though that these kinds of books would use some more difficult to guess animals. It seems that would be a little more challenging for kids and would introduce them to new animals.

Jazzmatazz! by Stephanie Calmenson - So much fun to read aloud. Give the kids musical instruments to play along with the story at the appointed time. There is even time for an all out jam session at the send of the story.