The following picture books mix two of the most memorable and enjoyable mediums for children – songs and stories. Song stories offer a lot of benefits in terms of acquiring and learning language.
The song part satisfies the child’s natural desire to play with sounds, and provides opportunities for children to acquire natural rhythm and intonation. They contain lots of repetition and are often good at developing kids’ confidence. This means they are more likely to join in with the parts they know.
Many of the following books are based on well-known songs. These books bring them to life with fantastic illustrations that children love to explore. The pictures help support understanding, again aiding language acquisition.
Other books are included here because they include a chant element. Even though they are not strictly songs, they also contain a rhythmic element.