What brings parents and children from all over the city to Chandler Public Libraries? Storytime! High Five is a great addition to Storytimes at Chandler Public Library, and introduces five key concepts in early literacy: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play. But there's more to say about Early Literacy! Read on to learn about how you can teach your child about autumn with some great fall reads.
Unfortunately, we don’t really get to experience a traditional autumn out here in Chandler, but you can always expose your young child to the idea of shorter days, changing leaves and crisp mornings with these titles focusing on this wonderful time of year. So, grab some cider and your favorite kiddos and snuggle up with these warm and cuddly read-alouds.
Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone: With colorful photographs, lively explanations, and classic craft ideas, Bruce Goldstone has created a festive and fascinating exploration of autumn's awesomeness.*
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak: Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.*
Hocus Pocus It’s Fall by Anne Sibley O’Brien: Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of fall’s arrival, revealing what happens when the leaves turn.*
Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber: This vibrant poem celebrates the beauty of autumn while inviting us all to go ahead and jump in that big, colorful, pile of fall leaves. Leslie Evan’s bold artwork brings together gold, orange, yellow, red, and brown leaves into a literary pile creating the magic of autumn for young readers.*
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert: With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.*
Leaves by David Ezra Stein: This simple, charming story of a young bear's first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn't work. With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons. *
*Descriptions from Amazon