Children's Book Review- Playtime Rhymes For Little People

Playtime Rhymes For Little People -
Hardcover & CD

"Make room on the parenting shelf for this one."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

In this re-release with a newly recorded singalong CD featuring Susan Reed, this exquisite, hand-sewn anthology showcases Clare Beaton's wonderful treasure trove of fabrics and bric-a-brac. We’ve paired it with a collection of forty popular action rhymes includes favorites such as “I’m a Little Teapot” and “The Wheels On The Bus,” as well as less familiar ditties such as “Fishes Swim in Water Clear” and “My Ship Sailed From China.”

Playtime Rhymes for Little People contains the following much-loved rhymes:

Round and Round the Garden
Incy Wincy Spider
One Potato, Two Potato
Tinker, Tailor
I'm a Little Teapot
Heads and Shoulders
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
The Wheels on the Bus
The Farmer's in his Den
If You're Happy and You Know It

Many of my beginner students have enjoyed playing the song, The Wheels On The Bus" or "Bus Song" on the piano. It's fun to play and sing-a-long with the tune in Middle C position. This delightful book of rhymes and beautiful illustrations by Clare Beaton, comes with CD to enjoy! Did I mention Susan Reed does the singing? She's fabulous!
The wheels on the bus go round and round; Round and round; Round and round; The wheels on the bus go round and round; All day long.

* Product Details
Sung by: Susan Reed
Read Alone: Ages 4-7
Read Together: Ages 0-4
Hardcover with CD; Jacketed; full-color illustrations; 64pp;
9 x 10.25 inches
Item No. 9781846861567

* Susan Reed
"Susan Reed is a classical violinist, folk musician, singer and storyteller. A multi-
instrumentalist, she uses original songs and stories to work magic with families, on both local and national stages. Her aim is to inspire a lifelong love of music. Common to all of her performances is a trademark sense of humor and optimism, and her conviction that music has the power to broaden people’s understanding of the world around them"... more on Susan

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Recent praise:

"Finch has selected a plethora of lap games, finger plays, and action rhymes for adults to share with young children.... [T]he cuddliness will appeal to parents as the detailing intrigues young viewers. Make room on the parenting shelf for this one." - Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

Now, I've saved the best for last! As a quilter and book lover, I am very fond of Clare Beaton's work. I love her world of felt, stitches, colors, hearts and buttons. Have a bird's eye view of her style!

I give this book 5+ stars! Why you ask? Well, Clare Beaton draws you in with Row, row, row the boat for starters and encourages you to sit on the floor facing each other in pairs feet touching and holding hands and sway backwards and forwards. Every child will be delighted to do so! She ends the book with If You're Happy and You Know It, encouraging clap, stomp and shout! In between are glorious chapters like One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. This rhyme is to encourage kids to clean their plates. The pair of numbers represents a mouthful! Plus, you'll be wiggling your toes to This Is The Man That Broke The Barn...enjoy and happy reading!

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* Book without the CD- Hardcover
Playtime Rhymes For Little People
'What better way to introduce children to the joy of rhyme than this delightful selection!'—Nursery Education
* Product Details
illustrated by: Clare Beaton
Read Alone: Ages 4-7
Read Together: Ages 0-4
Hardback; Jacketed; Full-colour illustrations; 64pp;
260 x 230 mm
Item No. 9781841484259
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