Why singing is important

Man playing guitar with childrenSongs are a wonderful way to learn about language. Singing also slows down language so children can hear the different sounds that make up words.

How to encourage singing

Help your child be ready to read with these simple activities every day.

  • Sing the alphabet song to learn about letters.
  • Sing nursery rhymes so children hear different sounds in different words.
  • Clap along to the rhythms in songs so children hear the syllables in words.

Looking for more ways to encourage singing?

  • Check out children's music CDs at the library.
  • Sing a lullaby to your child.


Encourage singing with these books.




Rhymes, songs and stories