Early learning

  • Baby Beluga

    by Raffi Year Published: Easy Reading

    Raffi is a children's song writer and singer who's popular songs are now available in story form with illustrations. Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child's speech and listening skills. Baby Beluga is Raffi's most popular and beloved song about a little whale on the go.

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  • Down By the Bay

    by Raffi Year Published: Easy Reading

    Raffi is a children's song writer and singer who's popular songs are now available in story form with illustrations, for the youngest of children and toddlers. Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child's speech and listening skills. Raffi's version of this classic song is about strange events that happen down by the bay, where the watermelons grow.

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  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    by Eileen Christelow Year Published: Easy Reading
    This is another book that children can sing and read. In reading this book aloud, children can feel the steady beat. Children also learn basic math, 5-1=4, 4-1=3, etc. Until, finally, all the monkeys have fallen and banged their heads, mama's called the doctor and put them all the bed.
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  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider

    by Iza Trapani Year Published: Easy Reading
    This is a fresh retelling of an old childhood favorite. Follow the itsy bitsy spider through a day of adventures. Other books to sing that are written by Iza Trapani: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Shoo Fly!
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  • The Wheels on the Bus

    by Penny Dann Year Published: Easy Reading
    The Wheels on the Bus is every child's sing-along action rhyme and song. It's available in book form with illustrations by Penny Dann and by Raffi. Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child's speech and listening skills. Start reading and singing when their young, and they'll be way ahead.
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  • Three Perfect Peaches

    by DeFelice and DeMarsh Year Published: Average
    This book is a French Folktale retold by "The Wild Washerwomen" storytellers. The author, Mary DeMarsh, was my sponsor teacher in 1993 when I was in college and doing student teaching in the Newark Central School District. Since then she has spent years trying to make me a better teacher. Three Perfect Peaches is the story of a princess who has fallen ill. Her only hope of survival is to taste three perfect May peaches. Orchard Books, 95 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016
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CD's -- Music

  • for the kids

    by various artists Year Published:
    This album includes songs by the Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, Darius Rucker and Sixpence None the Richer. A portion of the proceeds of the album will go to VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring music programs in cities across the country, and by raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for our nation's youth.

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  • Teaching Peace

    by Red Grammer Year Published:
    This album is a mix of original songs that overflow with the joy of music. Favorites..."I Think You're Wonderful", "Hooray for the World" and the "Barnyard Boogie".
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Song books

  • The Book of Lullabies

    by John Feierabend Year Published:
    John Feierabend has collected this book of lullabies from the elderly over the past twenty years. Long before babies develop the ability to understand the lyrics, they are calmed, reassured and comforted by these songs. Some scholars believe that the lullaby is the root, the genesis, of all sung music.
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