Reading with your Child

Fall books

Every Autumn Comes The Bear
by Jim Arnosky


*Fall Leaves Fall
by Zoe Hall.

Frederick
by Leo Lionni

My Favorite Time Of The Year
by Susan Pearson and illustrated by John Wallner


*The Apple Pie Tree
by Zoe Hall

The Seasons Of Arnold's Apple Tree
by Gail Gibbons

The Tiny Seed

How Do Apples Grow?
by Betsy Maestro
It's Fall (Celebrate the Seasons)
by Linda Glaser
Johnny Appleseed
by Reeve Lindbergh
Picking Apples And Pumpkins
by Amy Hutchings
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
by Lois Ehlert
The Autumn Equinox
by Ellen Jackson
The Little Scarecrow Boy
by Margaret Wise Brown
The Lonely Scarecrow
by Tim Preston
The Pumpkin Patch
by Elizabeth King
The Stranger
by Chris Van Allsburg
Fall (The Four Seasons)
by Maria Rius
Fall Books for Kids - How Do Apples Grow? - Children's Autumn books How Do Apples Grow?
by Betsy Maestro
Fall Books for Kids - Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic - Children's Autumn books It's Fall (Celebrate the Seasons)
by Linda Glaser
Fall Books for Kids - Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic - Children's Autumn books Johnny Appleseed
by Reeve Lindbergh
Fall Books for Kids - Picking Apples And Pumpkins - Children's Autumn books Picking Apples And Pumpkins
by Amy Hutchings
Fall Books for Kids - Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf - Children's Autumn books Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
by Lois Ehlert
Fall Books for Kids - Autumn Equinox, The - Children's Autumn books The Autumn Equinox
by Ellen Jackson
Fall Books for Kids - The Little Scarecrow Boy - Children's Autumn books The Little Scarecrow Boy
by Margaret Wise Brown
Fall Books for Kids - The Lonely Scarecrow - Children's Autumn books The Lonely Scarecrow
by Tim Preston
Fall Books for Kids - The Pumpkin Patch - Children's Autumn books The Pumpkin Patch
by Elizabeth King
Fall Books for Kids - The Stranger - Children's Autumn books The Stranger
by Chris Van Allsburg
Shapes

SHAPES BOOK LIST


Brown Rabbit's Shape Book
by Alan Baker
The Button Box by Margarette Reid
Circles, Triangles and Squares by Tana Hoban
Circus Shapes by Stuart Murphy
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Grandma's Button Box by Linda Aber
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
I Have Shapes by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
Mouse Shapes by Jim Arnosky
Round and Round and Round by Tana Hoban
Round and Square by Miriam Schlein
Sea Shapes by Suse MacDonald
The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss
The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds
Shape Space by Cathryn Falwell
Shape Spotters by Megan Bryant
Shapes by Jan Pienkowski
Shapes by John Reiss
Shapes and Things by Tana Hoban
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban
Shapes for Ten Tired Teddies by Prue Theobalds
The Shapes Game by Paul Rogers
So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban
Twizzlers: Shapes and Patterns by Jerry Pallotta
What Am I?: Looking Through Shapes at Apples and Grapes by N.N. Charles
What is Round? by Rebecca Dotlich
What is Square? by Rebecca Dotlich
What is a Triangle? by Rebecca Dotlich
When a Line Bends...A Shape Begins by James Kaczman
The Wing on a Flea: A Book About Shapes by Ed Emberley

Shapes Song
(Tune: 'Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush')
Author: Unknown

This is a (square) as you can see.
It has (4 sides all the same).
This is a (square) as you can see.
Now draw it in the air with me!

Other verses:
Rectangle: 2 short sides and 2 long
Circle: goes around without an end
Triangle: 3 corners and 3 sides
Oval: goes around, but is squished in

Related Resources

Shapes - shape activities from Little Giraffes
Shape Poems - from Can Teach
Shapes Math Tub - hands on ideas for learning shapes, inside Hubbard's Cupboard
Sort and Classify Math Tub - ideas for sorting, includes printable sorting mats, inside Hubbard's Cupboard
Buttons, Buttons Everywhere - a list of many ideas from The Activity Idea Place

Letter Ideas

Letter Ideas
* Identify letters on clothing
*Search for a target letter while shopping or take a letter hunt around the house.
* Make letter art by cutting and pasting letters, creating letters from markers and crayons and painting letters with a paint brush
* Make letters with play dough
*Make letters out of cooked spaghetti noodles or wikki sticks
*Pour sand or salt in a shallow baking dish. Make leters with your finders. Gently shake the dish to make the letters disappear.
* Lable objects around the house with the letter they start with.
* Hide magnetic letters in a tub of sand or beans. Search for them.
* Use letter cookie cutters to cut letter snadwiches, cheese, or cookies.
*Put foam bath soap on a cookie sheet . Make letters with your fingers
*Use sidewalk chalk to create letters
* Fill a ziploc bag with hair gel or pudding. Zip up the bag. Lay it flat and make letters on the outside of the bag with your fingers.
*Use spring plastic eggs for a matching game. Put uppercase letter on top and the lower case on the bottom.
Beginning School Books

Maisy Goes to Preschool Lucy Cousins

Time For School Mouse Laura Numeroff

Mouses First Day of School Lauren Thompson

Mouse Loves School

Sam Goes to School

 
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