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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

A Sing & Rhyme Activity for Preschoolers

New Versions of Classic Songs

Sing & Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.

PLAY

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!


SING

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!


READ

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

Find these books at http://catalog.coolcat.org

  • The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round
  • The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round by Wendy Wan Long Shang
  • Skip to My Moo: A Rollicking Barnyard Story
  • Skip to My Moo: A Rollicking Barnyard Story by Iza Trapani
  • The Real Dada Mother Goose: a Treasury of Complete Nonsense
  • The Real Dada Mother Goose: a Treasury of Complete Nonsense by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Julia Rothman

JOIN US AT THE LIBRARY

Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

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