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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Autumn Books for Young Children

Published September 26, 2014 9:35 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Happy Autumn!

Now that summer is over and school is back in session, we have the opportunity to once again design creative and effective therapy lessons for our speech and language students. Here are some colorful and fun book ideas to support an early childhood curriculum that can easily be used to enhance language development both in the classroom and in your home. Take your students out for an autumn walk after reading one of these books and watch their observations and vocabulary come alive!

1. Mouse's First Fall (A Board Book) -- by Lauren Thompson (author), Buket Erdogan (illustrator)

  • Appropriate for children ages 2-4
  • Summary: "It is autumn and Mouse, accompanied by Minka, a larger rodent wearing a pink jacket, go out to play. As they enjoy the day, Mouse learns about leaves, their colors and shapes, and the fun that comes from piling them up and jumping in them. When Minka hides in the heap, Mouse is confused, but readers will quickly see her tail curling above the fallen foliage. Bright hues evoke the season and realistically show the leaves ... Swirling brushstrokes and texture add interest to the paintings."
  • Earned 4 and ½ stars on Amazon

2. The Busy Little Squirrel (A Board Book) -- by Nancy Tafuri (author, illustrator)

  • Appropriate for children ages 1-4
  • Summary: "The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. Focusing on all the charming features of the fall season, this sweetly illustrated story features country animals, pumpkins, leaves, apples and other signs of autumn."
  • Earned 5 stars on Amazon

3.  Apple Farmer Annie Board Book -- by Monica Wellington (author)

  • Appropriate for children ages 3 and up
  • Summary: "Filled with bright primary colors and pictures of America's favorite fruit, Wellington's enticing story follows Annie, a busy apple farmer. She picks, counts, sorts, bakes tasty treats, makes cider and applesauce and sells her best apples." This is a really fantastic book that provides kid-friendly recipes at the end! We have read this at school and the kids love it.
  • Earned 4 and ½ stars on Amazon

Here is a brief list of some additional books about the fall season and activities:

                4.  Fall Leaves (A Board book) -- by Liesbet Slegers (author)

                5.  Fletcher and the Falling Leaves -- by Julia Rawlinson (author), Tiphanie Beeke (illustrator)

                6.  Leaves -- by David Ezra Stein (author, illustrator)

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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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