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Fall Fever – Infant Lesson Plan

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Book to add to your child's library: Down Come the Leaves by Bancroft

Music, Movement, and

Baby Games and


Relationship Building

Leaves are Twirling
(Tune: "Frere Jacques")
Leaves are twirling
Leaves are twirling
all around
all around
They are falling softly
Very, Very softly
to the ground.

Little Leaves
(Tune: "Ten Little Indians")
1 little, 2 little, 3 little leaves
4 little, 5 little, 6 little leaves
7 little, 8 little, 9 little leaves,
blow them all away. WHOOF!

Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!
One a penny two a penny -
Hot cross buns
If you have no daughters,
give them to your sons
One a penny two a penny -
Hot cross buns

Ring Around the Rosey
Ring around the rosey
A pocket full of posey,
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down.

Leaf Piles
Rake up a pile of leaves, and
have an afternoon outside
playing in the yard. Pretend
the leaves are rain - throw
them up and watch them fall,
or a pillow - pile them up and
take a roll around.

Hey, What's Over My Head?
Tie or tape some ribbons,
fabric, or other interesting
streamers onto a wooden
spoon and dangle them
gently over and in front of
your baby's face. Allow him to
try to grab at it.

This Little Piggy
Touch your baby's toes in
turn, starting with the big toe.
Say, "This little piggy went to
market, this little piggy stayed
home, this little piggy had
roast beef, this little piggy
had none. And this little piggy
went wee-wee-wee all the
way home." As you say that
last part, run your fingers up
your baby's belly.

Spaghetti Fun
Sit your baby in his high chair
or on the floor with several
strands of cooked spaghetti
and let him enjoy playing with
it. Help him bend the
spaghetti into shapes and

Let's Look at Stuff
Keep a small stash of objects
beside you and sit with your
baby. When the moment's right,
whip something out like a
magician. "Look, Reese,
Mommy's bicycle bell." Hold the
object still about a foot from his
face and stare at it yourself. Hey,
now that you look at it, that
bicycle bell is kind of interesting.
Congratulations! You're thinking
like a baby!

Show your baby  pictures in
very simple books with one
picture on the page. Read
aloud with animation while
he watches your lips and
facial expressions change. your social media marketing partner
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