Despite having sleet here in the Valley this morning (sheesh!), we had “all things fall” storytime.

Here’s what was included:Pumpkins

  • The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
  • I Know It’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli
  • Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond (not fall, just for fun)
  • Old Bear by Kevin Henkes (my extra, just in case book)

We did rhymes & fingerplays (scroll down left column for words and audio):

  • Whisky, Frisky Squirrel (displayed a picture of squirrel with nuts)
  • Five Little Leaves (five leaves taped to white board with tree trunk and branches drawn in)
  • I’m an Orange Pumpkin (sung to tune of I’m a Little Teapot).

Early Literacy TIP:  Changes happen almost daily in the fall. Help kids notice them and talk about them, building vocabulary and narrative skills.

Babette

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