Monday, November 26, 2012

Celebrate Sound

Sonic Sensations
What kid doesn't like to make funny sounds or more certainly, noise? Here's a short list of fun books to share, from should be soft, to must be loud, to can be subtle...

Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! by Wynton Marsalis; illustrated by Paul Rogers
Listen, Listen by Phillis Gershator
Mrs. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
The Noisy Farm : Lots of Animal Sounds to Enjoy by Marni McGee
Sounds Around Town by Maria Carluccio
The Winter Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
Oscar and the Bat : A Book About Sound by Geoff Waring
Oink! Moo! How Do You Do? : A Book of Animal Sounds by Grace Maccarone
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.; pictures by Eric Carle

Also explore picture books that help your child learn to use specific sounds and have some fun! A few examples:
sh : Sheep in a Shop by Nancy Shaw
l : Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
m : Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
b : The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie
f : Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall