What brings parents and children from all over the city to Chandler Public Libraries? Storytime! High Five is a great addition to Storytimes at Chandler Public Library, and introduces five key concepts in early literacy: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play. Read on to learn more about how Singing can improve reading and memory - and make daily activities more enjoyable!
When parents sing to their children it calms both the child and the parent. This makes the activity you are engaged in much more enjoyable. Calming lullabies that help a child drift off to sleep can also help your son make it through a doctor appointment with minimal tears. Upbeat, catchy tunes can help your daughter muster up the energy to get dressed for day care or patiently wait for you to peruse one more aisle of the grocery store. Plus, fun activities like reading a book together become even more special when you include singing.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and Pete the Cat: I love my White Shoes are two of our favorites. If you aren’t already singing these books to your child you really have to try it. Repeat readings bring even more smiles and laughter as your child begins to predict what comes next in the story. The rhythm and rhyme associated with singing helps children recall information. Once you’ve sung the story numerous times together, extend the experience by asking your child to sing the story to you. This will be a fabulous experience whether they get only a few words correct or recite the lyrics word for word.
Check out our Pinterest page for more books to sing to your child. Enjoy!