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The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

New Versions of Classic Songs

Sing & Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.


New Versions of Classic Songs

While it's true that singing the same songs and rhymes is great for your children, sometimes we need something a little different. Fortunately, there are lots of adaptations of familiar songs! Creative authors have adapted traditional songs and rhymes to reflect different cultures and sometimes just for fun. Go to the Library to discover some retellings and then see if you can create your own!


Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O.
With a moo, moo here and a moo moo there,
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo, moo.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

Continue to add verses!


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

  • Hickory Dickory Dog
  • Old Mikamba Had a Farm
  • Maria Had a Little Llama


The next storytimes for Preschoolers are:

Saturday, December 20

  • 10:00 a.m., Library Center

Tuesday, December 23

  • 11:00 a.m., Strafford Branch
  • 11:00 a.m., Willard Branch

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