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children to name the four seasons. 2. Sing the first line of the song and ask children to name the season during which the leaves change color. 3. Display the leaves and have children identify the colors while placing them in order (i.e., green, yellow, orange, red, and brown). 4. Sing the song from the beginning, holding up different colored leaves during the repeated section and asking the children to call out their colors. Adaptations Have children choose a leaf and dance when their color is sung. Use the interactive “Lucy Ladybird” story app for continued discussion on seasons and colors.

The Leaves Are Changing: Learning About Autumn Colors Bethany Wilker, MT Student University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky Description The purpose of this song intervention is to facilitate exploration of the changing leaves in autumn. Goals to learn about seasonal change to identify various colors Behavior Observation The child will: name the four seasons differentiate between five colors Materials Accompanying instrument (e.g., guitar or ukulele) Different shapes and shades of green, yellow, orange, red, and brown leaves. Directions 1. Introduce the topic of seasonal change and ask

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The Leaves Are Changing Recorded 2015 by Bethany Wilker

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Bethany Wilker is a sophomore music therapy student at the University of Louisville. She is excited to use music for learning with young children at the Early Learning Campus. Contact: bmwilk02@louisville.edu

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imagine 2016  

In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....

imagine 2016  

In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....