If you have toddlers or babies then the Playsongs range of books and CD’s by Sheena Roberts are amazing. Edward and Euan have had so much fun over the last few weeks reviewing these. Each book has a CD in the back to accompany reading, singing and dancing along. The 3 books are Playsongs, Sleepytime Playsongs, Livelytime Playsongs. The books have a story you can read and then all the words so you can sing along to the songs. This is great as it helps promote reading skills at such and early age.
Playsongs is great for babies and is full or nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers. The book is fab not only does it have the CD with songs on, it has the words, actions and role play ideas to make it even more fun. There are lots of ideas in there as well to help stimulate your babies and toddlers. The songs are split into several categories. I wont tell you a full list but some categories are Peeakabo games, Ticklers, Washing and dressing, Fingerplays. I found the prompts for the actions are fab I was always clueless what I was supposed to be doing as the parent. This book is more about the songs and words than a nice picture book for the kids. It all about creating actions and role play.
Livelytime Playsongs, well the title speaks for itself. This book has great bright pictures in and lots of lively playtime songs. It has the CD that you can sing along to and again the songs are in categories. The categories are Wake Up, Dressing, Out and About, Playgroup, Shopping, Tea Time, Bed Time, Story time. And example of some songs and our favourites. Ring a ring a roses, I spy with my little eye, pat-a-cake. There are 29 songs in total. Like with playsongs it tells you the actions so you can teach the children as they grown and learn.
The sleepy time songs are great for bedtime routines they are not jut sleepy songs but the full routine. The categories are Time to wake, Nappy Time, Play Time, Midday, Out of Doors, Bath Time, Massage and Lullaby. AS you can see they cover the full day not just bedtime. We love some of the bath time songs. Like with the other books there are also prompts on actions you can do to make it more fun and interactive with your child.
We have had so much fun with these books and the fun just get better and better as the boys grow. These are books and songs that will grow with your children. You will go from singing and doing the actions to them joining in and then them singing along with you as well. These are such a great buy for parents or as a gift to a family you know.