Book Recommendations

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Go check it out at your local library or buy it here on Amazon Smile! (If you select Raising A Reader MA as your favorite charity, Amazon will donate 0.05% of your purchase price to us.)

Teach music and rhythm to your child through this wonderful book and the activities below!

  1. Sing! Transitions between activities are great times to sing to your child. For example, you can try the “clean up” song that Barney sings when you want your child to put away whatever s/he is doing and move on to something else. There are only two lines so it’s simple to remember: “Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere. Clean up, clean up, everybody, do your share.”

  2. Dance! Teach your child simple dance steps with games like “Simon Says”. Then turn on some music and let your child dance freely. Have red and green signs ready so that you can teach him or her “stop” and “go” at the same time!

  3. Visit! Find child-oriented events at your library or around the community! In Chelsea, we sometimes have Jeff Jam come and sing during our story times.

  4. Create! There are so many tutorials for simple musical instruments that you can create with household items. Check out our Pinterest board for some awesome ideas!

  5. Read more! For additional reading, check out this list of books!