Some of my favorite books to share with kids are books that can not only be read together, but sung together too. Singing can help very young children become more aware of the different sounds in words which will in turn help them develop important pre-reading skills, and singing is just plain old fun! Try these books that I know kids will love singing and dancing to and tie in perfectly to our animal-themed Summer Learning Challenge, Explore and Roar!
The Wheels on the Bus is a great choice to take on a summer road trip. It will have you and your family singing, roaring, snapping and laughing along with all the bus's animal passengers.
In a modern twist on the classic song Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Punk Farm tells the story of a group of farm animals who perform late night rock shows for their adoring fans. Kids will be sure to love rocking out with Punk Farm!
For those of us who just can't help but dance when they hear a good song there's The Croaky Pokey. As a group of frogs tries their hardest to catch a meal, they, too, can't help but dance around in this lively take on the Hokey Pokey.
These are just a handful of great books you can sing with your kids this summer. What are some of your favorite sing-able picture books?
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