Age Range: 2 to 6
I bought The Usborne Nursery Rhyme Songbook after a friend recommended it. The book includes 42 traditional nursery rhymes with sheet music. It also has an accompanying CD which includes all of the rhymes beautifully sung by a children’s choir.
My daughter likes to look at the book while listening to the CD but we also spend a lot of time at the piano singing our favourites. Radhi Parekh’s illustrations are very traditional with lots of wonderful details which make it a good book to snuggle up with. An added bonus is that some of the rhymes have extra verses that we didn’t previously know.
This book and CD has proved to be a great resource both in a nursery / kindergarten classroom. I have also used it with groups of non native English speaking children.
Author: Caroline Hooper / Illustrator: Radhi Parekh
If you are looking for a compilation of children’s songs I also recommend My First Album (CD and DVD). It has 50 children’s songs including nursery rhymes, action songs, television theme tunes and traditional children’s songs, a great variety for a car journey. I can’t comment on the DVD as we have never watched it!