When you come across a fall themed book that engages each and every preschool speech and language student that you work with, you just have to share! I found this book to use during my Fall theme with my preschool students. It’s called “Let it Fall.” It is a simple rhyming book without many words on each page, but it has beautiful illustrations that are super engaging! I bought it for less than $3 on Scholastic.com!
This book follows a family of five and their dog on their adventures in the fall. They rake leaves, go apple picking, go to a fall carnival, and go for a hike. The book allows for lots of discussion because of all of the activities that the characters are engaged in. Check out this page for some examples:
On this page, I was able to help my language students expand their utterance length by stating what each person was doing. The dad and mom are both raking the leaves. The kids are jumping or laying in the leaves, and so is the dog.
My articulation/phonological kids had fun naming items on the page. Mom, Dad, boy, girl, baby, dog, leaf, rake. There were words for everyone!
This page is great too!
Some kids are having a pie eating contest, some people are going on a hay ride, there are two men playing music, people are dancing, people are listening, there is a sack race, there is a pumpkin contest with a big pumpkin, the dog is sitting on the pumpkins. Oh, my! So many things to describe!!!
Some of the words I used for my articulation/phonological students were: ton, pie, eat, sack, jump, hop, ride, (I have a lot of final consonant deleters) and really anything else we could find that fit their goals.
The rest of the book is just as great as the pages above, and led to a huge variety of discussions based on needs in my groups. I just wanted to share this cute book with you in case you were looking for something fun to share with your preschool friends too.
If you are looking for some activities that will use a lot of the words that are in this book, you could check out my Preschool Language Theme Packet for Fall. It is chock-full of activities to do with your Pre-K language students.