Singing with your young child is so important! Nursery rhymes help a child develop language. Songs can be a great way of developing daily activities. Early child development has a lot to do with music, sometimes without parents even realizing all the music that is being used in their daily life with their child.
And yet, nowadays we play video games, we watch TV, then we play more video games. We simply don’t sing with our children anymore. The older the child gets, the more this is true!
Young children need to build a foundation for their education from the very start. Educational building blocks acquired in early childhood will take a child to successful learning when they are older.
Oh, what a wonderful world is a wonderful book that can aid do the things discussed above. Your child will be having fun, singing, moving. At the same time they will be exploring diversity and strengthening their literacy skills.The best education for young kids happens when they learn through play, and play while learning! This is a book that is an example for that.
The book reveals a wonderful story of Louis Armstrong through puppets. The puppet show brings the lyrics to life. It is a wonderful book to combine literacy with singing and music into your child’s education. It can also be a great book to start introducing diversity of different types of music and backgrounds.
The book also has wonderful illustrations of children from different backgrounds. This makes it a wonderful tool to teach kids about diversity. They see that kids can look different. The book can also be a starting point to discuss differences with your young one.
The book is appropriate for children 3-8. You may find that toddlers do very well with it as well. The illustrations are very colorful. They catch a toddler’s attention easily. You can read this book to your little one and keep it for the years to come! I can guarantee that this book will become a favorite in your home.
Suggested Activities While Using The Book With Your Child:
- Interact with your child while using the book: sing, read with them, talk about it!
- Listen to music additionally to expose them to the work of Louis Armstrong or jazz!
- Use the puppet show idea to apply to other areas of your child’s learning. They can create a puppet show when reading a different book. If they are in music lessons, they can make stories of the pieces they play. They can also use puppets to make a “story of their practice” to help motivation.
- Make simple paper puppets to go with the characters of the book and have extra fun.