Sing With Our Kids Day 4: Exploring the Free Resources
Picture books base on song are my obsession! There are so many reasons to love them (but that's for another post). But there are few picture books based on songs where the text follows the traditional lyrics. Why would you care? Because for emergent readers, non-English-speaking children, and family literacy programs, these are a powerful doorway into our culture and language. I have collected them on SingWithOurKids.com, and most are widely available at local libraries and book stores. And here's the really neat thing; next to each book title is the mp3 which follows the exact traditional text in the book! So if you don't know the song, or you don't speak English, or you don't know how to read, you can hold a real book and hear the melody and words together. Cool, huh?