by Raffi CavoukianBaby Beluga is one of famed children’s singer/songwriter Raffi’s most beloved songs, and in this charmingly illustrated board book his song is brought to life for babies and toddlers.The story follows the “little white whale on the go” through lively illustrations that correspond perfectly with the original Baby Beluga song lyrics.Make note that if parents try reading this book without singing the song or knowing the correct tune, it does not flow right or sound very appealing read-aloud. For this reason it is definitely recommended that parents learn the tune of the Baby Beluga song before reading this book to their little ones to get the most enjoyment out of the story.Babies and toddlers will be encouraged to learn the familiar tune and sing-along, especially the repetitious “Baby Beluga, Oh Baby Beluga” verse. They will also be introduced to many arctic animals (and an Eskimo child) through the descriptive and detailed illustrations in the book.Baby Beluga is a nice complement to Raffi’s adored song, and will introduce both the song and story to a wider audience of young children through this board book version.
I would recommend this book for newborn through age 3 or 4 years.
Animals, Arctic, Beluga whale, Sing-along
Early Literacy Skill Value:
Print Motivation: Encourages print motivation through a fun sing-along board book format that the youngest of babies up through toddlers will enjoy.
Vocabulary: Encourages vocabulary learning through the various descriptions, actions, and animals mentioned in the song(text) and pictured in the illustrations throughout the book.
Print Awareness: The text is easily recognizable through contrasting typeface and un-obscured by the illustrated background.
Narrative Skills: The sing-aloud format encourages babies and toddlers to sing along and gain the ability to tell and describe the story themselves.
Phonological Awareness: Encourages phonological awareness through the use of song, babies and toddlers are made aware of sounds within the song, and are able to memorize parts of sounds and words through singing aloud.The song lyrics’ rhyming words also encourage phonological awareness.
Letter Knowledge: N/A
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Publisher||Random House Children's Books|
|File size||4 Mb|
|Book rating||4.24 (1159 votes)