Sing a Book!

When is the last time you sang a book? Singing is fun, and is actually a very important activity that helps babies to hear the smaller sounds that make up words. Books that can be sung often have a note for each syllable, as well as rhyming words. This adds to the benefits of including music in your reading routine. The best part is that you are sharing a book in a fun way, experiencing a positive connection and creating a wonderful memory.

Don’t be surprised when the books on this list make you break out into song! Let the rhythm in these stories inspire you to make up your own tunes. Babies love the sound of your voice and will not notice if you sing off key. There are so many songs to sing; babies are just waiting to get started!

5 Little Ducks

Each day, Papa Duck goes out with his ducklings but on Monday only four come back, on Tuesday only three, but on Saturday all return when he calls and on Sunday, they stay home and rest.


American singer Pharrell Williams brings his beloved hit song to the youngest of readers in a blend of illustrations and photos that show children celebrating what it means to be happy.

Jazz Baby

Baby and his family make some jazzy music.

Old MacDonald Had a Truck

An update of the classic folk song “Old MacDonald” featuring farm vehicles like excavator, dump truck, and bulldozer.

One Love

In this illustrated version of Bob Marley’s song, a young girl enlists her friends, family, and community to transform their neighborhood for the better.

The Wheels on the Bus

In this version of the classic song, animal passengers roar, flap, and chatter while riding a bus.