Sing, Sing, Sing!
You don’t have to be a rock star to enjoy singing with your child. Music is one of the most powerful ways to help children get ready to read.
1. What songs do you remember from your own childhood?
Sing those to your child.
2. Ask your child to teach you a song that he has learned at
3. Check out children’s recordings from the library. These
are great to listen to as you do chores around the house
or travel in the car.
4. Make up motions for songs. You can dance, clap, jump,
patty cake, or do other movements.
5. Can’t think of a song to sing? I bet you’ll remember some of
Skip to My Lou Twinkle Little Star If You’re Happy
BINGO London Bridge I’m a Little Teapot
This Old Man Lassie and Laddie Muffin Man
My Bonnie Three Blind Mice The Wheels on the Bus
Hush Little Baby Hickory Dickory Dock Coming Round the Mountain
Yankee Doodle Rain, Rain, Go Away Pop Goes the Weasel
Mulberry Bush Eensy Weensy Spider You Are My Sunshine
Old MacDonald The Farmer in the Dell Frere Jacques
Found a Peanut Jingle Bells Row Your Boat
Happy Birthday Alphabet Song Buffalo Gal
The Bear Went Ring Around Rose Working on the Railroad
over the Mountain
*If you don’t remember the tunes, you can probably find them on the internet.