"One of my greatest rewards as a children's entertainer has been discovering how naturally and easily young children respond to music. They love to hear their favorite songs over and over and they quickly become familiar with the words. As children listen and sing they are learning the concepts that underline beginning reading: story, sequence of events, rhyme, and rhythm.
The repetition and predictable pattern of my songs make them "singable" and easy for children to remember. The same qualities make them readable, too.
This Song to Read is a natural bridge between singing and reading. Once children know a song, they find it's fun and easy to follow it in pictures and in words."
Tingalayo is the song of a boy and his adventure trying to get his silly donkey to come home.
A simple story book by RAFFI about Tingalayo, the donkey. Colorful pictures with a nice storyline. Raffi includes words to the song "Tingalayo" at the end of the book. A nice book for young children to learn to read and to sing...