Down by the Bay, Raffi. w. print outs.
Be Quiet, Mike! by Patricelli. THE BEST READALOUD FOR MUSIC!!! Can't wait to try it out.
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Alice Schertle. The noises of city traffic combine with great jingly rhyming text.
Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book by Jez Alborough. What could be better than a book which combines farm animal sounds with farm machine sounds? It's the perfect marriage.
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort. A very witty take off on a song we sing A LOT.
Dan, The Taxi Man by Eric Ode
Froodle by Antoinette Portis. This bird just won't go peep.
Down by the Station by Jennifer Riggs Vetter. All those cars and trains and trucks make soooo many noises. Very cute.
Jazzmatazz! by Stephanie Calmenson. Lively.
After Goggle Gobble Mooooo segue into Old MacDonald with a bagful of farm animal puppets. But mix in a few wrong ones -- like dinosaurs and a fairy -- just for a reaction.
Using the triangle, play slow and then faster to have them move slowly and then faster.
Using the xylophone, play low (crouch down on ground) and high (stretch up toward the ceiling). Hey, you grownups do this too!
The secret to making shaker eggs? Duck tape stuck down LENGTHWISE! Even babies can't crack these suckers open. But I'll use up the old dinosaur eggs from Oriental Trading in the back.
Toilet roll shakers.