Monday, August 29, 2011

5 A Day Books: Song Books

" Children are born readers on the laps of parents"
-Emilie Buchwald

Our first week of 5 A Day Books went great. I am hooked and am really getting into picking what books or themes we will do next. I especially love my older son getting in on his little brother's  story time. Each week I am picking one book he can "read" to his baby brother. Right now they are books he as memorized (which fits perfectly with the 5 A Day Books idea). As he learns to read this year he will be able to work on his reading strategies. It is interesting how disinterested in books "B" is compared to how "A" was at this age. Even more proof I need to be doing this. By the end of the week he was smiling at certain books, helping turn pages, and playing with board books-all good signs.
This weeks theme: Song Books (books illustrated to popular songs or tunes-some with the author's version of lyrics. Okay so the funny part is rather than just introduce them I have made videos of me (GASP!) singing them. I am not a great singer so sorry to put you through the misery. However, I want you to know the tunes if you happen to get the books yourself. Have fun and don't laugh to hard. PS> Since one book my son has to read to brother there is a video with him singing the song. Some of the lyrics are off but you get the point!

1) The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani

2) You are My Sunshine-illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church:
3) Hush Little Baby by Sylvia Long:
4) 5 Little Ducks by DK Publishing (the one "A" is doing):
5) Morningtown Ride by Melvina Reynolds:


  1. Love your selection and your choice of theme is wonderful.
    I love the 'You are my Sunshine' book :)

  2. I like the idea of song books.
    5 Little Ducks is a favourite around here and our own version of 5 Big Whales as one of the little ones is fascinated by whales!