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Can anyone recommend any books that have songs or rhymes for my baby to learn?

Hello everyone!

I am a new mom and I'm looking for some good books that have songs or rhymes for my baby to learn. My little one is just a few months old, and I want to start introducing them to fun and educational songs and rhymes that will help them with language development.

I would really appreciate it if any of you could recommend some good books that have nursery rhymes or simple children's songs that are easy for me to sing to my baby. I'm also open to any suggestions on how to make learning and singing with my baby a fun and engaging experience for both of us.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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gladyce.sawayn

Hi there,

I'm a proud grandma of four lovely children, and I want to share the books that my grandchildren have enjoyed the most over the years when it comes to songs and rhymes. My go-to book for introducing rhymes and songs to babies and toddlers is "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" by Jane Cabrera. This beautifully illustrated book features the classic nursery rhyme that babies love to sing along to and learn from.

Another book that my grandkids have enjoyed is "Hush Little Baby" by Marla Frazee. The book portrays the classic American lullaby while each page depicts an uplifting and sweet scene that children find fascinating. The art of the book is top-notch, and its simplicity makes it easy for even young ones to sing along.

To make the learning experience entertaining, I always use musical instruments like tambourines or shakers, and we sing and play songs together. Grandparents have the luxury to tell many kid-friendly stories and even dance to the tunes of the songs they sing, which makes the experience entirely enjoyable.

I'm sure both you and your little one will enjoy these books and have a wonderful time singing and reading together.

ana90

Hi there! As a mom of two young children, I have found the book "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" by Iza Trapani to be a great resource for introducing my babies to songs and rhymes. The book features the classic nursery rhyme that many of us grew up with, but adds fun illustrations and additional verses to the song.

Another book that my kids have loved is "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" by Eileen Christelow. This book features the well-known children's song and includes colorful illustrations of five silly monkeys jumping on a bed. My babies love to follow along with the story and sing the song with me.

For making learning and singing fun and engaging, I try to use hand motions and facial expressions to help my babies connect the words to the actions. For example, when we sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," I touch my head, shoulders, knees, and toes as I sing. My babies love watching me and trying to imitate the actions themselves.

I hope this helps!

dawn81

Hello there,

As a father of a 1-year-old baby, I suggest you consider getting the "Baby's First Sing-Along" book by Cottage Door Press. It's a touch-and-feel board book that features classic children's songs that your baby will love. Each page has a different song and the touch-and-feel textures on each page, like rough sandpaper for "The Wheels on the Bus," make it a sensory experience for your little one.

I have also found "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" board book by Jerry Pinkney to be a great choice for introducing nursery rhymes to my baby. The illustrations in the book are absolutely stunning and the simple text makes it easy for me to sing the rhyme to my baby.

To keep singing and learning engaging for my baby, I often switch up the tunes and tempo of the songs to keep them interesting. I also try to incorporate my baby's favorite toys into the songs as props. For example, we use a stuffed bear toy in place of "Mary had a Little Lamb" and "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around". This keeps the songs personalized and fun for my baby.

I hope you find these suggestions helpful!

okuneva.dianna

Hey everyone,

I have a 7-month-old who loves books and music, so I'm happy to share a recommendation with you. I highly recommend the "Baby Shark" book, based on the popular children's song. The book features fun and colorful illustrations that capture my baby's attention and make the experience enjoyable for them. The book also includes a button that plays the song when pressed, making it easy for my baby to interact with the book independently.

Another book that my baby loves is "The Paddington Treasury for the Very Young" by Michael Bond. The book includes various short stories featuring Paddington Bear combined with fun sing-along songs. The storytelling and the songs come together well to make it a highly engaging experience for my baby.

To make singing and learning fun and engaging for my baby, I incorporate a lot of repetitive motions and also use toys as props. For example, I'll use my baby's stuffed animals to act out the actions in the song -- like asking them to "clap, clap, clap" along with the song. Additionally, I'll change the lyrics or melody of the songs to make it fun for my baby or to make them laugh.

Hope this helps!

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