Song books – Stories with songs and rhymes

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.

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? book cover - link to story resources page

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

 

Dinosaur Roar - Kids Club English - Learn English through stories, songs and craft

Dinosaur Roar!

From Head to Toe book cover - link to story resources page

From Head to Toe

I am the music man book cover - link to story resources page

I am the Music Man

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly book cover - link to story resources page

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Old Macdonald had a farm book cover - link to story resources page

Old Macdonald Had a Farm

Old Macdonald Had a Zoo book cover - link to story resources page

Old MacDonald had a Zoo

One Mole Digging a Hole book cove - link to story reosurces page

One Mole Digging a Hole

 

Over in the Meadow book cover - link to story resources page

Over in the Meadow

 

Pants book cover -link to story resources page

Pants

 

 

Ten in the Bed book cover - link to story resources page

Ten in the Bed

 

 

Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

The Ants go Marching book cover - link to story resources page

The Ants Go Marching

The Mulberry Bush book cover - link to story resources page

The Mulberry Bush

Seals on the Bus book cover - link to story resources page

The Seals on the Bus

Walking Through the Jungle book cover - link to story resources page

Walking Through the Jungle
We're Going On a Bear Hunt
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt