Storytime at Home: Fall

Storytime at Home: Fall

If you missed our Wonderful Ones storytime this week, don’t worry! Here are some suggestions for a great storytime you can do at home. Or come to one of our other storytimes at the Library, every Monday-Thursday at 10 a.m.

Books to share

Fall Leaves by Liesbet Slegers: A colorful board book that talks about different items you might use or find in fall. 

In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes: A gentle picture book about the memories of fall and the changing seasons.

Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre: A poetic picture book with photographs for illustrations. Great for starting to talk about the science of seasons!

 

Action Rhyme: Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground
(Crouch down or touch ground.)
How’d you get so big and round?
(Stretch arms out wide to sides and then make a circle.)
Once you were a seed so small,
(Pretend to hold a seed.)
Now you are a great big ball!
(Make huge circle with hands.)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground
(Crouch down.)
How’d you get so big and round?
(Stretch arms out wide to sides and then make a circle.)

Five Little Squirrels Counting Rhyme

You can use fingers or props to help children visualize when doing counting activities. If your child is very young, they may not actually understand number words and concepts. But rhymes with numbers prepare them for the idea and rhythm of counting, and later they will connect the concept to the words.

Five little squirrels sitting by the door,
One ran away and then there were four.
Four little squirrels climbing a tree,
One ran away and then there were three.
Three little squirrels with coats so new,
One ran away and then there were two.
Two little squirrrels warming in the sun,
One ran away and leaving only one.
One little squirrel wasn’t having any fun,
He ran away and then there were none.

 

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