Classic children’s songs and rhymes build a network of shared experiences between the generations. Learning “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” or “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a rite of passage for little ones and a chance to share in the childhood memories of their grownups. This year make a habit of singing daily with your little one!
Afraid you won’t remember all those songs from your childhood? For inspiration, check out one of the many books or CDs of children’s songs at the library. Sharing both the book and the CD is a great way for you and your child to learn a song together. Try Itsy Bitsy Spider in both formats — very helpful in memorizing the many verses of this classic song! Once the words are memorized, your child will proudly show how they can “read” the book by singing the story.
— Sara M. at KDL’s Sand Lake /Nelson Township branch
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