Best Books for Kids to Sing With

Our toddlers and preschoolers love to sing! We sing various times during our day. Some are planned, such as during circle time, and some just happen randomly, such as when we are in the middle of a transition to a new activity.  You don’t need to have a beautiful voice, either. I used to be very self-conscious about my voice, knowing it was nothing close to my sister Lauri’s professional sound. But when I am singing with my little friends, I forget that. I just relax and enjoy the moment. I even sing up on stage with the children in front of an audience! Another favorite time to sing is while reading books. We love our collection of best books for kids to sing with! Singing instead of reading the words is a great way to build language skills and learn new words, too. So check out some of our favorites below and try a few with your toddlers and preschoolers!

Best Books for Kids to Sing With


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Best Books for Kids to Sing With


Inch by Inch: The Garden Song – David Mallett


The Wheels on the Bus – Illustrated by Jerry Smith


Down by the Bay – Raffi


Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes – Illustrated by Annie Kubler


Five Little Ducks – Illustrated by Annie Kubler


You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis


Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Helen Oxenbury


Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed – Eileen Christelow


I Got Two Dogs – John Lithgow


The Farmer in the Dell – Ann Owen


Pete the Cat Collection – Eric Litwin


Down By the Station – Jennifer Riggs Vetter


Roll Over – Merle Peek


Row, Row, Row Your Boat – Jane Cabrera


Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Jane Cabrera


Itsy Bitsy Spider – Iza Trapani


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – Caroline Jayne Church


Do Your Ears Hang Low? – Caroline Jayne Church


Over in the Meadow – Oliver A. Wadsworth


Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee – Paul Galdone


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