Family Book Kits FAQs

family book kits faqs

What do I receive with a single-book kit?

  • Large full-color illustrated picture book with activity guide and musical score
  • Matching child-sized picture book that perfectly in your child’s hands
  • Downloadable musical recording of the book’s text
  • Interactive music video for caring adults to watch with their young child 

NOTE: Once you receive your book kit in the mail, you will visit to register your new kit product number located in red on the back of your book. You will then be able to access and download the song for your book, as well as the music video. Don’t skip this important step.

What is the best book to purchase first for my child? 

Think about two things: what are your child’s interests and what would you like your child to learn? For instance, choose GRANDPA’S FARM if your child loves farm animals. 

You will find book recommendations by age on our website. These are a great general guide for your book selection, although most are interesting and beneficial to children of many ages. 

Each book focuses on a specific learning skill. There are a variety of developmental areas to choose from, including language, literacy, math, and social-emotional growth. Studies have shown that social-emotional skills like following rules, patient waiting, cooperation and perseverance are the best predictors of school success.

The great news is that you can purchase more kits as your child “gobbles up” each SING.PLAY.LOVE. book you share.

What are the skills you focus on each year of a young child’s life?

ONES: The goal is to enhance the nurturing relationship between you and your toddler as you support their emerging language and self-regulation skills.

What are the skills you focus on each year of a young child’s life?


The goal is to enhance the nurturing relationship between you and your toddler as you support their emerging language and self-regulation skills.

Skills for ONES include:

  • I can imitate your voice, including sounds and spoken words.
  • I can build vocabulary skills as I learn about meals and manners.
  • I can imitate your motor motions as I self-calm and connect with you.
  • I can sort, classify and label objects by colors.


The goal is to explore your toddler’s growing interest in the world as you foster their independence, curiosity, and critical thinking skills.

Skills for TWOS include:

  • I can celebrate my emerging independence and blossoming capabilities.
  • I can practice rote counting and one-to-one correspondence, both important early math skills.
  • I can compare objects based on their size.
  • I can fall in love with letters as I play with the sounds and shapes of six key letters that most two-year-olds can reproduce.
  • I can enjoy sound play as I begin to recognize when two words rhyme. 
  • I can describe experiences and objects with words that are opposite pairs.


The goal is to support your child’s social and emotional development, including skills for self-regulation and friendship.

Skills for THREES include:

  • I can practice the social language they need to enjoy satisfying friendships with other children.
  • I can value diversity and all that is unique and special about themselves.
  • I can notice the thoughts and feelings they experience while sharing a peaceful moment with you.
  • I can follow rules and expectations across the routines and activities of their day at school or home.


The goal is to prepare your child with the social-emotional skills proven to predict school success and kindergarten readiness.

  • I can cooperate and solve problems with other children during play.
  • I can demonstrate patient waiting.
  • I can utilize self-calming strategies and self-talk to manage big emotions.
  • I can recognize big emotions in others and themselves.
  • I understand the concept of perseverance.

How does this work with toddlers who tend to listen but not necessarily sing?

Receptive language is a child’s ability to listen and understand words. The program helps toddlers focus on the SING.PLAY.LOVE. activities and tasks by listening and participating through motor movement. There are also printed pages that accompany several of the songs, and toddlers love to “show they know” by pointing to the pictures. The songs are simple and repetitive. Given ample opportunity listen and practice, toddlers will begin to sing single words that repeat, and add to their verbal participation over time. You will also hear them begin to sing LOUDLY once they have mastered the key words they anticipate will occur next! 

Why do you incorporate sign language? Are the gestures based on ASL? Will children learn to talk if you use sign with them?

Imitation is the foundation for all learning, and a key skill for early learning. Signs, gestures, and motor motions give children a way to participate in music as they begin to assimilate the melody and lyrics of a song. Singing requires coordination of breath, teeth, tongue, and lips. It takes time for a young child to be able to produce tones and add a string of words to their performance of a simple song. However, most children can begin to “sing with their hands and bodies” immediately. 

Adding signs also enriches vocabulary development and makes it possible for all children to participate joyfully in the music. The signs shared in the program are ASL based. It is important to note that only key vocabulary words are incorporated. The creator does not want to take away from the musical enjoyment of children as they participate by bombarding them with too many signed words. 

For more information about this practice, check out my SING & SIGN book.

How can I connect with the SING.PLAY.LOVE. Community? I want to learn more!

  • Subscribe to our  Youtube channel to check out dozens of movies, including free songs and great information. 
  • Check out Anne’s blog for songs, strategies, and articles.
  • Do you have a great idea for a song, story or learning skill? Email Anne. She would love to hear from you!


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