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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Early Literacy Ideas for Fall 2015

Autumn is such a great time of year for fun storytelling and story sharing with your kids! Here's another LouFamFun early literacy post with some fresh ideas!

Books to Share: 

 photo IMG_8467_zps5ppk47pc.jpg~ Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
~ The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
~ Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington
~ It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall
~ Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall
~ The Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

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 photo fall20literacy1_zpsi0xhberg.jpgRhymes:
I'm an orange pumpkin
Fat and round
Growing in a cornfield
on the ground
I'll be a jack-o-lantern
with two big eyes
Or maybe I'll be baked
in a pumpkin pie!



Pumpkin, pumpkin
Sat on a wall
Pumpkin, pumpkin
Tip and fall
Pumpkin, pumpkin
Roll down the street
Pumpkin, pumpkin
Trick or treat!
(Bounce child throughout song)
 

50 Autumn Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers from The Imagination Tree


Snack Time Recipe: 
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Louisville Local Spot for Learning and Literacy: 

I recommend checking out Side by Side Studio this fall. They are a family art and craft studio located in the Clifton area. They have six week sessions of toddler and preschool offerings for incredible arts experiences with young ones and have many dates on their calendar. These include Mixed Ages Create-Make-Explore for 18 months-5 years, In addition, they have After School Elementary Art for ages 6-11 years. 

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They also offer Family Art Night for the whole family to enjoy. I'm constantly seeing Facebook events on the Side by Side FB page, so be sure to check that out as well. Recently I saw a Drop-In Creative Learning Through Play time that looked fabulous!

Also be sure to check your local library for fun storytimes and other fall events. Remember the Louisville Free Public Library has a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program that you can start any time.

By guest contributor: Erin

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