"Fall Early Literacy Newsletter Harvest Time It s Fall"
Fall Early Literacy Newsletter Harvest Time It’s Fall Harvest time in the Delicious! “Bringing People & Valley. Trips to the pumpkin by Helen Cooper Information Together” patch, apple tree farm, the It’s Pumpkin Time! farmer’s market, or even 645 NW Monroe Ave. by Zoe Hall Corvallis, OR 97330 the grocery store can be a Pepo and Lolo and the Red 541.766.6794 great opportunity to dis- Apple www.thebestlibrary.net cuss where our food comes by Anna Martín Larrañaga from, the seasonal cycles, and the different ways we Apples and Pumpkins Pumpkin Day! What is Early prepare our food. by Ann Rockwell by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace Literacy? Suggested children’s books Apple Cider Making Days with fall harvest themes: by Ann Purmell Early literacy is Apple Harvest Apple Farmer Annie everything a by Calvin Harris by Monica Wellington child knows Apples Apple Picking Time by Inez Snyder by Michele Benoit Slawson about reading and writing Caption describing before he or she picture or graphic. can actually read or write. Staff Favorites for Fall Inside this issue: Cooking with Children 2 Seasonal Rhymes 2 National Disabilities 3 Awareness Month National Adoption 3 Month Leaf Man Leaves Fall is Not Easy by David Ezra Stein by Lois Ehlert Storytime Schedule 4 by Marty Kelley Seasonal Rhymes Phonological Awareness is Two Little Apples Ten Little Leaves one of the six early literacy Way up high in the apple tree (Tune: Ten Little Indians) skills (pre-reading skills) that (extend arms above head like a One little, two little, three little tree) leaves. every child needs in order to Two little apples smiled at me Four little, five little, six little become successful readers in (smile and point to mouth) leaves. life. Phonological awareness is I shook that tree as hard as I could Seven little, eight little, nine little the ability to hear and play (circle your hands and shake!) leaves. Down came the apples with the smaller sounds in Ten little leaves fall down. (hands in the air falling) words. Sharing nursery Mmmmmm, they were rhymes and fingerplays with good! children is one easy and fun (rub tummy) way to help build this skill. Cooking with Children Even young children can enjoy sim- Suggested children’s books with Pancakes! Pan- ple cooking activities such as help- cooking themes: cakes! by Eric Cooking ing make play dough, baking cookies, Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris Carle involves making a sandwich or a salad. Cook- Peanut Butter reading, Bread and Jam for Frances by Rus- ing offers opportunities for bring- and Jelly: a sell Hoban writing, math ing literacy into the home as well. A Chef by Douglas Florian Playtime Rhyme and Cooking involves reading, writing, by Nadine Bernard math and hand-eye coordination Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds Westcott hand-eye skills. For pretend play, children can Cooking Tools by Inez Snyder coordination Pete’s a Pizza by “write” their own recipes down, Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic William Steig skills. make menus to use in a pretend res- Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Pretend Soup and taurant, and take “customer orders” Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Other Real Recipes: a Cookbook for as they act as waiters. Read aloud Ehlert Preschoolers & Up from the recipes you’re using and Eight Animals Bake a Cake by Susan by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson share books where cooking is one of Middleton Elya Slop Goes the Soup: a Noisy Wart- the themes. hog Word Book by Pamela Duncan Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell Edwards Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert Spot Bakes a Cake by Eric Hill Kids’ First Cookbook: Delicious, Nu- The Story of Noodles by Ying Chang tritious Treats to Make Yourself Compestine by the American Cancer Society Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone What’s Cookin’? A Happy Birthday Lunch by Denise Fleming Counting Book by Nancy Coffelt Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 2 October is Disabilities Awareness Month “Today, about 50 million Americans, Sarah, are alike, in spite of the fact day of school at their special school or one in five people, are living with at that Sarah uses a wheelchair. for the deaf and hard of hearing, least one disability, and most Ameri- where they use sign language to talk cans will experience a disability at Flight of the Dove by Alexandra Day to each other. some time during the course of their Four-year-old Betsy, an autistic child, lives. Some disabilities are easy to begins to improve after she sees a Rolling Along with Goldilocks and the see, such as when a person uses a dove, one of the animals at her pre- Three Bears by Cindy Meyers wheelchair or when someone has lost school, fly into the air. In this version, baby bear gets an arm. Other disabilities, like a de- around in a wheelchair and has a mo- velopmental disability such as autism Friends at School by Rochelle Bun- torized bed which fascinate Goldi- or a chronic condition like arthritis, nett locks when she becomes friends with may not be as easy to see.” – Centers Text and photographs show children him after her surprise visit to the for Disease Control & Prevention www.cdc.gov/Features/DisabilityAwareness/ of different abilities working and three bears' house. playing together at school. Russ and the Suggested books on disabilities in Firehouse by Lucy’s Picture by Nicola Moon children: Janet Elizabeth A young girl creates a special picture Best Friend on that her blind grandfather can "see" Rickert Wheels by Debra with his hands. Russ, a five- Shirley year-old with A best friend relates Down syndrome, visits his uncle's Moses Goes to School by Isaac Mill- all the ways that she firehouse and gets to help with the man and her best friend, daily chores. Moses and his friends enjoy the first November is National Adoption Month “National Adoption Week was first Suggested picture books on proclaimed in Massachusetts in 1976. adoption: The library has The number of states that desig- a children’s nated a special week to recognize the booklist on both Happy Adoption Day! domestic and practice of adoption gradually in- by John McCutcheon international creased, leading to National Adoption The Red Thread: Month in 1990. The purpose of Na- adoption. an Adoption Fairy tional Adoption Month is to focus at- For more Tale suggestions, tention on the increasing number of by Grace Lin just ask a children in the child welfare system librarian! waiting to be adopted. Each year, the President joins the adoption commu- My Family is Forever nity across the country in proclaiming by Nancy Carlson Tell Me Again About November as a month when Americans the Night I Was should be aware of adoption as a way Born to build a family.” - (www. census.gov) by Jamie Lee Curtis Jin Woo by Eve Bunting We Belong Together by Todd Parr Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 3 For more ideas and information about early literacy, check out the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Birth to Six Blog online at: www.corvallislibrarybirthtosix.blogspot.com. 645 NW Monroe Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330 Youth Services Librarians share information and Phone: 541-766-6794 resources on early literacy topics for parents, child care providers, and the general community in Corvallis “Bringing People and Information and Benton County, Oregon. Together” line: Visit us on .net www.theb estlibrary Storytime Schedule at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Corvallis-Benton County Public Wobbler Storytime Preschool Storytime Ages 12 months to 24 months Wednesdays at 10:00AM Library Storytime Schedule: Fridays at 10:00AM Bedtime Storytime La fiesta de su biblioteca All Ages Bilingual Family Storytime Mondays at 7:00PM Third Saturdays at 11:00AM Toddler Storytime Ages 24 months to 36 months Monroe Community Library Tuesdays at 10:00AM Storytime Schedule: "Children are made readers on the Infant Storytime Preschool Storytime laps of their parents." Ages Birth to 12 months Tuesdays at 10:30AM — Emilie Buchwald Wednesdays at 10:00AM Philomath Community Library Preschool Storytime Storytime Schedule: Ages 3 to 5 years old Thursdays at 10:00AM Bedtime Storytime Tuesdays at 7:00PM