Monday, August 01, 2011

Musical Picture Books

Nothing catches and holds the attention of children of all ages like music. There are many wonderful picture books that pair songs with illustrations for a musical reading experience. In addition to being fun, singing with your children builds early literacy skills like phonemic awareness, so try it today! Some of these books are shelved in the picture book section and others are in the juvenile nonfiction section in the 780's so you can also browse the selection there. Check out some of these titles and enjoy singing and reading together with your child. Be prepared to be asked for an encore because kids like to hear these books again and again.

The library also offers children's music CD's, so while you are picking up your books you can check out something fresh, fun and family-friendly to listen to in the car on the way home.

Old MacDonald had a Farm/ Penny Dann

Wheels on the Bus/Raffi

This Little Light of Mine/ Earl B. Lewis

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly/Simms Taback

If You're Happy and You Know It!/Jane Cabrera

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands/Kadir Nelson

Hush Little Baby/Sylvia Long

Jesus Loves Me!/Tim Warnes

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