Picture Books & Resources
Music is a great way to motivate young children. Exposure to music builds social skills and develops self-esteem. It also promotes creative thinking and listening skills. This collection of books are all music related. Many of the book characters have an affinity with music that brings joy and is central to their lives. Other books are fun, rhyming stories.
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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
National Association for Music Education: 20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools
Huff Post: Music In Reading Has A Direct Impact On Children’s Development
Community Playthings: Music and Movement
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
St. Those University Online: Elementary School Lesson Plans for Music Subjects
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Music Activities
BP: Design a guitar activity
Royal Opera House: Revising a Song
Royal Opera House: How To: Opera – Warming up the Voice
Royal Opera House: Responding to Music as a Designer
National Geographic Kids: Learn about sounds video playlist
Drama Resource: Sound Pictures
Teaching Ideas: Musical Elements games and resources
Teaching Ideas: Downloadable resources and activity ideas for teaching music
BBC: Sound and Hearing Game
Oxfam Education: Global Music Lessons for ages 5 – 7
Classic for Kids: Music activities and Information
National Geographic: The Science of Sound Videos playlist
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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