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Songs to Sing Together
Music and the sound of your voice can be such a comfort and joy for your child.


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If You’re Happy and You Know it! A sing-along action book

Illustrated by Jane Cabrera

Holiday House 0000

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Songs to Sing Together

Come join the monkey, the giraffe, the elephant and the little mouse in singing this happy song. Repetitive rhyming phrases –“ If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands” will invite your toddler to jump in and join you in clapping and singing. MORE...


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This Little Light of Mine

Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 2006

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Songs to Sing Together

Based on the lyrics of the old African American spiritual, this picture book depicts a day in the life of one African American boy as he celebrates his joy with his family and friends. He takes the time to raise the spirits of everyone he meets, and to show the value of his own inner “light”. MORE...


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Farmer in the Dell

Illustrated by Isle Plume

David R. Godine 2004

Ages: Birth to 3

Topic: Songs to Sing Together

The classic song and dance is set to gorgeous Pennsylvania Dutch illustrations, which will entice you to sing and play this traditional game and song together. MORE...


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Give the Dog a Bone

by Steven Kellogg

SeaStar Books 2000

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Songs to Sing Together

Steven Kellogg takes this old song in a new direction by including hens, chicks, bees and even actions and motions as you sing along. This song is a wonderful way to look at numbers and to begin counting skills, especially with these magical illustrations. MORE...


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This Little Piggy and Other Rhymes To Sing and Play

by Adam StempleJane Yolen (Editor)

Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Candlewick 2006

Ages: Birth to 3

Topic: Songs to Sing Together

What a marvelous collection of more than 60 lap songs, action rhymes and clapping games to play with young children! Simple musical arrangements for guitar and piano are added by Adam Stemple, her son. MORE...