Saturday, May 9, 2009
The Ants go Marching by Ann Owen, illustrated by Sanda D’Antonio
Small children love music and this story marches its way into their hearts. The children pick up the rhyme easily and by the second or third time they often attempt to say the words with you. My children will throw their fist into the air when we sing “Hurrah, Hurrah” as part of this song. Working to help your child find familiarity with words and rhyme is fulfilled in this story of marching ants, where the little one stops to rhyme with a number. Trust me, it’ll be a favorite. The pictures are not engaging but the song is.