Early literacy begins with you. Help your child get ready to read with simple activities you can do any time!

This is the way
(Sung to “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)
This is the way we rake the leaves,
rake the leaves, rake the leaves
This is the way we rake the leaves
at Autumn time!

Apple Orchard Visit
Visit an apple orchard or grocery store that has different kinds of apples.  Ask your child to tell you about the apples - their colors, shapes, sizes and tastes.   Try to keep the conversation going back and forth 5 times

Leaf Art II
Take a walk outside with your child and bring back some leaves.  Have your child trace around the leaf, then add drawings of trees, acorns, animals, etc. until they have a picture of autumn things!

Apple Sorting
Go for a walk and pick up leaves, twigs, acorns and other autumn things.  When you get back help your child build a farm using the things that you've found.  As you build ask them about the farm, what kind it is, who runs it, what is it's story?

Look for more great Autumn books in our catalog.

Early Literacy
Child Development