Storytime Round-Up: October 6

Thank you to everyone that attended storytime this week! Here’s a recap of the stories and songs shared in storytime .

Books

Cover image for Leaf Man
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Cover image for Leaves in fall
Leaves in Fall by Martha E. H. Rustad
Leaves, Leaves! by Salina Yoon (2008-08-14)
Leaves, Leaves! A Lift-the-Flap Book by Salina Yoon
Part of our Storytime Collection – not available for check out

We also enjoyed a silly story adapted from the book Fall is not Easy by Marty Kelly.

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Rhymes and Songs

Opening Song: When ____________ Wake up in the Morning…
When (bears, mice, dogs, cats, bats) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
When (bears, mice, dogs, cats, bats) wake up in the morning
They always say hello!
And what do they say? (roar, squeak, woof, meow, squeak)
And that is what they say.

Falling, falling falling leaves (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Falling, falling falling leaves
Mother Nature did you sneeze? (ACHOO!)
Red and yellow and orange and brown
Big and little ones on the ground
Falling, falling, falling leaves
Mother Nature did you sneeze? (ACHOO!)

SONG: Leaves on the Trees (with motion)
Tune: The Wheels On the Bus

The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown,
orange and brown,
orange and brown,
The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown all over town

The leaves on the trees come tumbling down,
tumbling down,
tumbling down,
The leaves on the trees come tumbling down all over town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish
the leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish all through the town.
Credit: Awesome Storytime

We learned how to say leaf in American Sign Language

We played a guessing game:
(printable credit: Sunflower Storytime)

Little Bird, Little Bird, are you in the _______________ tree?
Fill in the blank with the colors of the trees-red, yellow, brown, orange and green.

Little Bird in the Tree2


Literacy Tip

Letting children hear AND MAKE animal sounds is one simple and enjoyable way to help develop phonological awareness (The ability to hear smaller sounds in words). 

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