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Storytime at Home: Sing-Along Stories

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You've been dubbed an honorary children's librarian! Here's everything you need to host your own storytime at home for ages birth to five. Feel free to send us any cute pics or videos at

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Have a blast!  

Sing-Along Stories: Row, Row, Row Your Boat



The book for today is Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera. Read and sing along on the Library's YouTube channel with Ms. Susan! Thanks to Jane Cabrera for giving us permission to use this book! Follow Jane on Instagram at @janecabreraillustration and buy the heck out of her books here:

 Video with Ms. Susan reading Row Row Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera



A storytime favorite, Mr. Joe, recorded a special sing-along video of Row Row Row Your Boat!!! Can you say HELLOOOOOOOOO, MR. JOE?!

Row Row Row Your Boat with Mr Joe Video



This is called a piggyback song. Sing along and then keep reading to learn more about how piggyback songs can make storytimes even more fun!


Old MacDonald Had a JUNGLE

Old MacDonald had a Jungle,


On in his jungle, he had a tiger


With a roar, roar here

And a roar, roar there

Here a roar, there a roar,

Everywhere a roar, roar

Old MacDonald had a jungle,


Repeat with: monkey, boa, elephant




Create Your Own Piggyback Song!

A piggyback song is when you add new lyrics to change a classic song, just like Old MacDonald Had a Jungle.

Read one of the books listed below and change the words to fit your mood.


Make an Instrument

Find items from around the house and see what kinds of noises they make! Play along as you sing and read one of the suggested books.



Read (and sing!) more song books using Hoopla Digital, free from the library with your library card---all books are no-lines, no-waiting!




Monday, March 23, 2020

Jacksonville Public Library