The back-to-school season is a busy time of year! Kids (and their grown-ups) are making the most of the last days of summer while preparing to get back into the school-year routine. Make the transition easier with 12 of the best back-to-school read-alouds from our Back-to-School Collection. These awesome titles paired with our engaging soundscapes are sure to get everyone excited for the year ahead.
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Like plants in a garden, every child is unique and grows in their own special way. teaches kids that being different, while sometimes challenging, is actually a superpower. Through jovial trumpets, guitars, and tambourines, this soundscape is a celebration of the things that make us all one-of-a-kind.
PRO TIP: Have your students listen for the character voices in this soundscape. Have them pick out the bucket fillers and bucket dippers as you read aloud.
Being nice can be tough when you’re the only dinosaur in a classroom full of humans! Your kids will be having too much fun listening to to even realize they’re getting a lesson on respect! The munching, crunching, and endearing voice of Penelope Rex in this soundscape will have you rooting for the story’s heroine from the very first sentence.