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Sing With Me - Animal Fun
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Going to the zoo by: Tom Paxton
Enthusiastic siblings describe the animals at the "zoo, zoo, zoo."
I had a rooster : a traditional folk song by:Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A folk song with cumulative verses that describe the sounds made by different animals, including a cat, a duck, a cow, a pig, a sheep, a lion, and a baby.
Little white duck by:Walt Whippo
Based on the song of the same title, a little white duck causes a commotion in its pond.
Fiddle-i-fee : a noisy nursery rhyme by:Jakki Wood
"I had a cat / and the cat pleased me...," follows a horse, a hen, a goose and child.
Mary had a little lamb by:Iza Trapani
This expanded version of the traditional rhyme shows what happens when the lamb decides to go off alone. Includes music on the last page.
Old MacDonald had a farm by:Tracey Campbell Pearson
Songs
Craft
Torn paper pigs: We gave the children an outline drawing of a pig and many types of pink paper (construction, tissue, etc..) They tore small pieces of the paper and glued them on to their pigs. The pigs have a neat texture and they look great.

http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/farm/farm_art.html
Notes
Each child learns differently. There are visual, auditory and tactile/kinesthetic learning styles. Children?s books which have songs as a themes are unique. For children who are auditory learners these books offer a link between the music, the story and the illustrations. Hearing a favorite song and seeing it come to life in front of them is how they are able to make connections to with their world. The sounds of the words are as vivid to them as the illustrations are to many others. That is why these types of books are important to an auditory learner.