#46 - Over in the Meadow by Ezra Keats

Summary: Welcome to a lush meadow bursting with activity, sound and music. Five bees buzz, six crows caw, seven crickets chirp, and so on to ten fireflies that shine in the night. Keats's collage-style illustrations perfectly complement this classic Appalachian counting rhyme, which is also a catchy song.

Suggested Activity: Are You Listening?

Fill eight margarine tubs (with plastic lids) with  different materials: for example, two with flour, two with buttons, two with nails, two with pins. Have children find the two that sound alike by shaking them.

Curriculum Area: Listening and Speaking (hears and discriminates the sounds of language, expresses self using words and expanded language)
Appropriate Age Group
: 3 and up