Stories and Nursery Rhymes to Sing, Rap and Read

Themes and Variations


Stories and Nursery Rhymes to Sing, Rap and Read is a great collection of stories and songs for a music class, preschool, daycare, kindergarten or primary classroom. Children love the silly sound effects, the opportunities to play instruments, movement activities and singing storybooks. However, this book provides the teacher with much more than a great song collection. The lessons and activities that are included will help your pre-readers, emerging readers and readers to improve their listening skills and their beginning reading skills. There are several story books and fairy tales with songs and sound effects included in this collection. The songs and sound effects turn the stories into a reader’s theatre for your classroom or for performance. 

The songs in this collection provide a wonderful source of predictable stories. Predictable texts supply needed support to emergent readers, who often enter reading by memorizing texts they have heard many times. When the predictable text is combined with illustrations - either as manipulatives that the students will sequence, or as SMART Notebook activities - you have a powerful tool for language learning!

Stories and Nursery Rhymes to Sing, Rap and Read will help your students learn:
- nursery rhymes in a fun way
- fairy tales involving listening and adding instruments when prompted
- left to right tracking in preparation for reading
- sequencing
- songs with picture activities that have a literacy focus
- about spring, farms, oceans, and ponds with stories and literacy activities to accompany the songs

Materials Included

In the printed product:
- Printed Book / Enhanced CD
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- SMART Notebook
In the download edition:
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- SMART Notebook

In the CD product:
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- SMART Notebook

To get your download edition, add this product to your cart. After you go through the checkout process, a download link will appear. You will also receive an email with a link to your download. If you purchased a printed book with CD you will also receive a download version of the book and the CD. This is to ensure that users without disk drives will still be able to use the disk's contents. When you order a print book/CD you will also receive a download edition at no extra charge. You can use the download materials as reference right away, and will receive the print book/CD in a few days.

Stories and Songs Include:

- Body Moves
- Fairy Tale Rap
- Three Bears Bop
- Three Little Pigs
- Three Billy Goats Gruff
- Nursery Rhyme Song
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Silly Nursery Rhyme Song
- Is There Room on the Feather Bed?
- I Can’t Wait for Spring!
- Alligator Song
- Spider on the Floor
- Ocean Song
- Bluegrass Band
This collection includes a complete ebook of “Is There Room on the Feather Bed?” by Libba Moore Gray, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, originally published by Scholastic.