Weekly Themes #52 Rhythm Readers for 6-8 year olds | Lectores de ritmo para niños de 6 a 8 años

Think of all the sounds that a rhythm can be. Ratatatat and Dumdedumdum.  A rhythm can even be quiet (shhh!).  Can you think of some? Let’s find some rhythms in a book!

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Video: English

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Books to Read Together: English

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

No Fear… Come Here!

  • Does the monster scare you?
  • What rhymes with scare?

Words Matter

  • Why do words matter?
  • What are some kind words that rhyme? 

The Tree Rhyme

  • How does a seed turn into a tree?
  • What grows on trees?

Sahana Makes Music

World of Music

Todo Esta Al Reves!

  • Who gave the nighttime news?
  • Who is eating rice in the dining hall?

Los Elefantes Bailarines 

Things to do Together

Here are some great activities to try with the whole family.

  1. Take a few glasses/jars (you must use glasses/jars that are the same as each other) and tap the side of each glass with a metal spoon – what do you notice about the sound each glass makes?
  2. Now put a different amount of water into each one and tap again – what do you notice now?
  3. If you look on Youtube for “musical glasses,” you will find videos of people playing using the same idea but using their hands to create the sound by touching the rim of the glass. 
  4. Make your own kazoo using the cardboard roll from a roll of paper towel. Cut a square of wax paper and put it over one end, using an elastic band or tape to secure it. What happens when you blow through the roll? 

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • I learned that rhythm…

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!

More Themes

  • Make your own DIY musical instruments here! Spanish instructions Aqui
  • Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom here
  • Create your own melody using household objects with this video from PBS Kids! 
  • Read “I Got the Rhythm!” with PBS Kids. This video has closed captions in Spanish available!

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Weekly Themes #52 Rhythm Readers for 6-8 year olds | Lectores de ritmo para niños de 6 a 8 años
Week 52 Rhythm Readers Card Ages 6-8
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Weekly Themes #52 Rhythm Readers for 6-8 year olds | Lectores de ritmo para niños de 6 a 8 años

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