Where is Tippy Toes by Betsy Lewin
Banana by Ed Vere
Other book suggestions:
Leaf man by Lois Ehlert
Brontorina by James Howe
ASL Sign of the Week: Autumn
Autumn leaves are falling down (adapted from Jbrary)
Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down, (flutter hands towards ground)
Autumn leaves are falling down, all around town.
The wind will blow them round and round, round and round, (spin)
The wind will blow them round and round, all around town.
Autumn leaves are dancing round, dancing round, dancing round (dance)
Autumn leaves are dancing round, all around town.
Red, red, red (from Storytime All Stars)
Red, red, red, touch your head.
Blue, blue, blue, touch your shoe.
Brown, brown, brown, touch the ground.
Black, black, black, touch your back.
Pink, pink, pink, give a wink.
Gray, gray, gray, shout hooray!
Way up high in the apple tree (modified from Literary Commentary)
Way up high in the apple tree, (lift arms)
10 little apples smiled at me!
I shook that tree as hard as I could, (shake back and forth)
Down came the apple, (wave hands towards ground)
Boy was it good!
Bananas Unite (from Jbrary)
Bananas unite! (hands connected above head)
Peel bananas, peel bananas! (move hands down)
Chop bananas, chop bananas! (chopping motion)
Mash bananas, mash bananas! (mashing motion)
Go bananas! Go bananas!
Hurry, hurry (to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
Hurry, hurry drive the fire truck, (x3) (pretend to drive)
Hurry, hurry ring the bell (x3)
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding.
Hurry, hurry climb the ladder (x3) (pretend to climb)
Hurry, hurry squirt the water (x3) (pretend to spray water)
On our way to the pumpkin patch (from Storytimes and More, to the tune of "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush")
Here we go marching down the road, down the road,
Here we go marching down the road, on our way to the pumpkin patch!
Additional verses can include: running, tiptoeing, stomping, flying, etc.
Pumpkins, pumpkins (from Read Sing Play)
Pumpkins, pumpkins turn around
Pumpkins, pumpkins touch the ground.
Pumpkins, pumpkins slap your knees.
Pumpkins, pumpkins sit down please.
Wheels on the Bus
Literacy tip of the week: Wordless or nearly wordless books, such as "Banana", are a great way to encourage your child's storytelling skills.