Growing into Readers

Singing Activities

  • Freeze dance is a classic, fun game to play with preschoolers! All you need is music, and some guideline to freeze when the music is paused. Encourage kids to freeze in fun poses or with funny faces. Use a variety of musical styles and tempos.
  • Music is a natural part of life for preschool aged children. They might sing to their stuffed animals, tap their feet while listening to music in the car and enjoy the sound of their parents singing to them. Even if mom and dad can't quite carry a tune, children love the sound of your voice and songs create rhythm which an awesome early literacy reading skill.
  • The West Bloomfield Township Public Library has amazing resources for you and your preschool aged child. We have a nursery rhyme booklet with fun songs and rhymes that can teach children and parents important facts and skills. For instance, singing the ABC song can help a child learn the alphabet, "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" teaches counting, and "Row, Row, Row your Boat" helps with rhyming and memory.

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

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