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Ready to Read Early Literacy Tip 2- Singing

Posted 03/12/21 by Cristin B

Singing is a great way to interact with your children and it also helps support early literacy in a variety of ways! Singing helps children develop good vocabulary by introducing them to new words that they don’t often hear in everyday conversations. Singing slows language down, which allows children to hear how sounds come together to form words--a skill imperative to learning how to read. Sing with your children any chance you get. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Grammy Award winning voice, your children just want to see you having fun and being silly!

Borrow CDs from the library or access FREE streaming and music downloads from library databases: Freegal and hoopla

This week’s virtual storytime is sure to have some catchy tunes you can sing along with! Here’s what’s coming up next.

Check out these books that encourage singing!

Cover of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

hoopla   |   DVD
Cover of Jazz Baby

Jazz Baby

Cover of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

eBook
Cover of The Seals on the Bus

The Seals on the Bus

Cover of Dancing Feet

Dancing Feet

eBook
Cover of Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse

Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse

To learn more about the ways that singing can benefit children birth-preschool, as well as early literacy tips, tools, and tricks, please contact the Ready to Read team, readytoread@toledolibrary.org, for a 30 minute early literacy training.

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