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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Monday, October 3, 2011

What We're Reading

5 a day books

It's been awhile since we linked up to The Imagination Tree's 5 a day books.  I love this project so much. 
Last week we had a really busy week, beginning speech services Monday morning and seeing the occupational therapist on Tuesday.  Maddie enjoyed her time with them, but Tuesday we had to rush from public school to preschool and it really was too much for Maddie.  She was all out of sorts.  
That's why I love selecting these books and reading them through with Maddie.  It's "downtime" for us and with an ever increasingly busy schedule, we NEED this time together so much!  
The good thing is last week was unusual.  Normally, we will only have speech services once a week for 30 minutes and occupational therapy (which is really just a fun time for games and physical activity) just once a month.  It just so happened to fall for our first sessions on the same week. 
So, here's what we're reading this week.  All of these books I got at the library. 
Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber.  I love this book because it talks about the different kinds of trees and the shapes of their leaves.

Fall Leaves by Don L. Curry.  This is Maddie's favorite!  It's very simple text, and they go through lots of action words with the leaves.  We like to get silk leaves and re-enact the actions like rolling in the leaves, dancing in the leaves, etc.  Lots of fun!

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert.  A classic we read every fall!  It goes through the life cycle of a maple leaf.

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.  We love Lois Ehlert!  Leaf Man is an amazing display of imagination transforming leaves into scenes and animals and objects.  One of my favorites!

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson.  A sweet little book about a fox who is very concerned about the tree and the falling leaves.  Wanting to fix the tree, he desperately tries to put the leaves back again.  A great story of changing seasons. 

So that's it!  What are your fall favorites? 

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