Literacy Craft: Blue Bird Song (LIBRARY MAKE)

Singing with is a great way to learn language and improve listening skills. Singing often slows down words and sentences making it easier to differentiate individual sounds. Repetition in songs helps with memory and attention. Today we will be making props to help emphasize our Blue Bird song, and encourage interaction. Watch the video tutorial […]

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Learning with Lullabies

Do you have a favorite song or rhyme that your remember from childhood?  Parents and caregivers have been singing to babies for centuries, and this music is passed down from one generation to the next.  Why not start a musical tradition with your new bundle of joy? Baby brains are already prewired to learn both […]

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Amina’s Voice

Amina’s Voice By:  Hena Khan This coming of age novel centers around Amina, a Pakistani-American girl, starting middle school and coping with challenges involving friends, family and her community.  Amina loves singing, but unlike the contestants on her favorite TV show, she is terrified of singing in front of others.  Her best friend, Soojin, has […]

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Books to Sing

That Special Little Baby by Jane Ann Peddicord and illustrated by Meilo So Singing is one of the five simple everyday practices a parent can do to help get their child ready to read.  Because I love music AND I love books, it’s always fun to find a book that I can sing to a tune.  […]

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Singing at Storytime

We had a blast at Harrington’s Preschool Storytime this week reading and singing about fish.  This video shows us singing “Octopus” by Charlotte Diamond.  Commonly known as “Slippery Fish,” it’s found on her album, 10 Carrot Diamond.  Remembering what comes next in a song is a great way to build your child’s narrative skills, which will help them […]

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