Music Around the House

Even when the house seems quiet, there are usually sounds to be heard. The rhythmic verse in this cheerful board book brings to life some of the most common sounds found around the house, from the gentle whirr, whirr of the washing machine to the whee, whee of a teakettle. Have fun as you make these sounds, and encourage your child to say them along with you. It’s a great way to involve your child in the reading experience.

Tie-in Activity: Play a listening game with your child, adjusting for her age and stage, to help her identify sounds. For example, you can dangle plastic keys behind your baby’s head, and then show them to her. Or you can have an older child close her eyes while you turn on the water or shake a box of pasta, and let her try to guess the source of the sound.