Young children are invited to move along to music performed by musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra during the virtual Teddy Bear Series concerts! Hug your teddy and listen to the adventure filled story of a boy’s search through an orchestra for a special musical instrument.
Teddy Bear concert encourage children to listen to the individual instruments as they are played together. Identifying differences in musical sounds is one of the Indiana Standards for Kindergarten (K.6.1). You can encourage this development by playing with sounds while singing in the car, banging on different surfaces, or listening to a variety of musical instruments.
Stay tuned for more performances throughout the year. You can watch video read alouds of three of the stories below!
Find more musical performances for all ages on the Library's YouTube playlist Library Music Performances.
Here are some books to checkout that are perfect for beginning readers and parents that like a little singing with storytime! IndyPL_ShelbyG
This classic song is paired with cute, colorful illustrations for a fun sing-a-long.
...go Arf Arf Arf! Animal noises abound in this funny, familiar story.
A sweet twist on "If You're Happy and You Know It" that teaches kiddos to appreciate every day.