Exploring the letter “B”in songs and singable books is a blast. Here are ideas from a library story time session.
Following our hello song we sang and moved to “Way Up in the Sky, the Mother Birds Fly“. This was the set-up for our first singable book – “The Baby BeeBee Bird” by Diane Redfield Massie. Unlike many singable books, we only the part sung by the baby bird and the other animals when they imitated it. Feel free to create your own melody for this part. It is also an opportunity to explore loud and soft sounds.
From“The Sounds of Emerging Literacy” we sang “Move your scarf” while making a capital “B”. We also pretended our scarves were bugs while singing “Lots of Bugs“. Posted around the room were images of things that began with the letter “B”. We flew our bugs to the items as they were named.
We shared the singable book ” The Bear: An American Folk Song” by Kenneth J. Spengler.
Everyone was given an opportunity to “boom” with a boomwhacker. A couple of balance beams were created on the floor with painters tape. We sang the Laurie Berkner song “Balance Beam” as we took turns walking.
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