First 5 Years

Fall is for Learning

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Fall Is learning!

Help your child develop important learning skills with these fun books and rhymes for fall!



Book Jacket: Counting Cockatoos

Counting Cockatoos
by Blackstone, Stella; illustrated by Stephanie Bauer
ISBN: 9781846860614(board)
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Rhyme: "Criss Cross Applesauce"
Criss cross, applesauce, Trace “x” on baby’s chest or back.
Spiders climbing up your back Creep fingers up baby’s back.
Cool breeze, Blow gently on baby’s neck.
Tight squeeze, Give baby a hug.
Now you’ve got the shivers! – BRRRRR! Tickle baby all over.


Book Jacket: Llama Llama misses Mama
Llama Llama misses Mama
by Dewdney, Anna
ISBN: 0670061980(hardcover)
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Rhyme: "Where are your toes?"
What a surprise, here are your eyes! Point to child’s eyes.
And this, I suppose, is a nose Point to child’s nose.
And right under here, I’ve discovered an ear Tickle child’s ear.
But where, oh where are your toes? Tickle child’s toes!


Book Jacket: The Rattlesnake who went to school
The Rattlesnake who went to School
retold and illustrated by Strete, Craig; illustrated by Lynne Cravath
ISBN: ISBN: 0399235728(hardcover)
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Rhyme: "Autumn"
In autumn when the trees are brown,  
The little leaves come tumbling down Flutter fingers downwards.
They do not make the slightest sound, Hold fingers to lips – “shhh”.
But lie so quietly on the ground,  
Until the wind comes puffing by Puff out cheeks.
And blows them off towards the sky. Blow a big breath, wave arms in the air.