Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Body Smart, Early Learning, Music Smart, Print Motivation, Song Books | 0 comments

“Do Your Ears Hang Low?” by Caroline Jayne Church is a great choice if you’re looking for a  preschool “print motivation” book. The art is big and bright for group sharing, the text is short and simple, and because it follows the classic song, you can sing-read this book. Books that can be sung will really connect with your Music Smart kids, and because lyrics are often easily memorized, song picture books support beginning readers as they learn to match spoken word to text. To maximize giggles during read-aloud and to guarantee your listeners will pick the book up after class is over, steal borrow this idea that I stole borrowed from ultra cool librarian, Ms. Claire, who stole borrowed it from reading guru Rob Reid. Yep, read the book with a pair of tights on your head, and act out the motions! Dignity is a small price to pay to motivate young readers.

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