September Events Part II: Fall and National Piano Month
|September 17, 2009||Posted by Miss Shari under Children's Literature, Events & Celebrations||
Now that September is in to its final 2 weeks, the fall air is setting in and we all know that (dare I say) winter will soon set in. In any event, there are a ton of books that can get you and your child into that fall seasonal mood.
September is National Piano month. Funny, that I came across this book Song of Middle C by Alison MCGhee, a cute story about a little girl, her imagination, talent and improvisation during her first piano recital. So if you have a little one who is thinking about tickling those ivories, check out this story.
Some autumn books that you might like to “fall into”, include an array of books about apples and leaves. I know when I was teaching preschool, fall was one of my favorite seasons to teach the kids about nature, sensory and counting. I Know it’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli and One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples by Matt Ringler always got me in the mood to talk about apples, making apple prints, apple sauce and apple pie.
Steve Metzger has a set of fall themed books that children just love. I have read some of these [and many other] stories to my preschool kids and the fun, playful flow of words keeps them engaged through the stories. Some of my favorites include, We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt, The Biggest Leaf Pile, The Falling Leaves and the Scarecrow, and When the Leaf Blew In.
Eventhough the cooler air is setting in, keep the activity levels up and focused. Dive into one of these books, go on an acorn hunt, a leaf pile roll or bake a warm apple pie. You can also look into some activity and literature magazines for your kids during this fall [and winter] season.