As fall sets in and temperatures cool, kids will spend less time outside and more time in front of the television. Capitalize on their downtime by providing your children with interactive books that are sure to improve their reading levels.
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W Is for Wapiti!: An Alphabet Songbook by Christiane Duchesne
Practicing the alphabet just got easier! Award-winning children’s book W Is for Wapiti!: An Alphabet Songbook incorporates a variety of songs that accompany a brilliant book geared toward learning. It is great for children (ages 3 to 5). Keep this book and music CD in the car where your preschoolers can listen to it on the go, or play it in the mornings as your youngsters get ready for school.
Songs from the Baobab by Chantal Grosléziat
Diversify the books in your youngster’s collection with three-time award-winning book Songs from the Baobab, an African-inspired work of lullabies and nursery rhymes. The text, which covers 11 languages from all across Central and West Africa, is translated into English and complemented by beautiful illustrations and nearly 30 songs. This book and CD combination is a wonderful tool to introduce new languages and cultures to your children (ages 3 to 5).
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Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important by Trout Fishing in America (Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet)
Go on a journey with Chicken Joe as he sets off to solve a mystery. In this dazzling tale, Chicken Joe, who happens to be a cat, feels like he is forgetting something rather significant. Your children (ages 4 to 6) will enjoy reading the book and the creative songs that come along with it.
A Gift for Sophie by Gilles Vigneault
This read-along, sing-along picture book is a great alternative to traditional children’s stories. With the help of Old Man Tom, Sophie and her friend Emilio learn to see the world with their hearts. A Gift for Sophie is a wonderful book for young children (ages 5 to 7), which has messages of friendship, discovery and family.
Swing Café by Carl Norac
In this storybook-music CD set, Zaz, a Brazilian cricket who dreams of singing in New York, finds a way to Manhattan and makes his dreams come true. Reading this story can expand the vocabulary of your children (ages 5 to 7) and teach them about various types of music. Swing Café is a fun story that will inspire your kids to set out and accomplish goals of their own.