Storytime Recap: Welcome Fall

by on September 23rd, 2017
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It may not feel like it but yesterday was the first day of autumn. To welcome fall (and some hopefully cooler weather) we read a poem and a story about how summer changes into fall and danced like falling leaves. We followed a bear on a hike over a mountain and marched along. Then we read and sang about my favorite part of fall, apples! We learned how an apple tree grows apples throughout the year and then pretended to be apple trees. Finally we watched a movie based on the book by Peter Brown which follows a bear explaining why Children Make Terrible Pets. Check out the list below of books, songs and rhymes.








 Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow

 Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall! by Anne Sibley O’Brien 

 The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

Songs and Rhymes

Clap Everybody and Say Hello by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Shake Your Scarves by Johnette Downing

Animal Actions

   Jump like a frog
   Stretch like a cat
   Hop like a bunny
   Flap like a bat
   Wiggle like a worm
   Slither like a snake
   Now be a wet  dog
  And shake, shake, shake

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

   The bear went over the mountain, (marching in place)
   The bear went over the mountain,
   The bear went over the mountain,
   To see what he could see.

   And all that he could see,  (hand up looking around)
   And all that he could see,
   Was the other side of the mountain,  (marching in place)
   The other side of the mountain,
   The other side of the mountain,
   Was all that he could see.

Apple Tree

This is the tree with leaves so green (wiggle fingers above head)
Here are the apples that hang in between (make fists)
When the wind blows (wave arms)
The apples will fall (arms down to floor)
Here is the basket to gather them all (make circle with arms)


 Children Make Terrible Pets  by Peter Brown


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