Our Theme: Fall!
Early Literacy Tip and Activity: The seasons provide a rich opportunity for vocabulary! When babies play in the leaves, you can talk to them about what they might be feeling, seeing, hearing (or not hearing) and more! Books, play, and talk are all easy ways to expand vocabulary. You never know what baby's first word (or words) might be!
What We Read
- Who Loves the Fall? by Bob Raczka ; illustrated by Judy Stead. - JJ RAC
- Large images, one word or phrase per page, describe fall. This one is great for a lap and to point out different parts in the picture.
- Welcome Fall written by Jill Ackerman ; illustrated by Nancy Davis.
- An interactive book about fall.
- Blue Hat, Red Coat by Clara Vulliamy.:- JJ BOARD VUL
- Baby wears colorful clothing. What are all the different pieces and what is teddy bear doing?
- Sang my favorite opening and closings songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
- Sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes."
- Recited "Autumn winds begin to blow/ Colored leaves fall fast and slow/ Twirling, whirling all around / Until, at last, they touch the ground."
- Sang "Autumn Leaves are Falling Down."
- Sang " Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."