Growing into Readers

Singing Activities

  • Sing simple songs and recite nursery rhymes to show rhythm and patterns of speech.
  • Singing stands apart from everyday speech and is very engaging to a child. Sing children's songs, sing along with the radio, or try singing phrases instead of 'talking' them.
  • Have your child make up their own song with their own lyrics. Making up their own songs allow them to use their own voice, vocabulary and flair.
  • Make instruments with items around the house (dried beans in a can for a shaker etc.) and have your child dance and sing with their new instrument.
  • Skills Learned: Speaking, art, music, movement, pretend play, recall, listening and comprehension.

For more suggestions and activities on Raising a Reader, follow our Grow Up Reading™ Board on Pinterest

Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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