September often means teaching about apples if you are in an early childhood classroom. We've compiled a list of our favorite apple read alouds to share with you. Reading books is such a great way to introduce a topic, give pictorial examples and to reteach science concepts through nonfiction texts.
This board book is the perfect nonfiction book that is written in clear and easy terms. From apple seed to apple tree and then farm to store, this delightful book with cheerful illustrations is a perfect way to introduce apples to young children.
You're not seeing double. This book is also called How Do Apple Grow but it's another good one and worth sharing. In this book, readers will learn how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit. It's the perfect informative text.
Do you ever use readers as a read aloud? They often have great illustrations and are full of good vocabulary. I also like that after reading them, students have a better chance of re-reading and retelling because it is a reader. This adorable rhyming book is about a sister and brother who celebrate autumn by taking a trip to a local apple orchard.
Follow the apple trees throughout the year and watch what happens to them during each season. This is a great nonfiction text.
Who doesn't love a good Amelia Bedelia book? Amelia loves Fall and her favorite thing to do is pick apples. In this book, Amelia bakes her first apple pie with her grandma. Of course there is a problem but she has a solution. This is the perfect book to pair with your apple pie tasting.
When an apple named Mac meets a worm named Will, they become best friends. Apples and worms aren't supposed to be friends though so Mac gets called names that hurt his feelings. Mac has to decide if he will stand up to his bullies and keep his friend Will. There is a positive moral to this story which will lead to great lessons on friendship and character.
This book is full of so much apple goodness: vocabulary, picture diagrams, apple varieties and more. This is the perfect introduction or ending to your apple week.
Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it's time to turn the apples into applesauce! Every year they use the special pot that has been in the family for generations to make applesauce. First they wash the apples. Then Grandma cuts them into quarters. Follow each step in the process as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce!
More Hands-On Apple FUN!
When prepping my Apple Unit, Bennett wanted to try on the apple hat and kept saying, “Cheese!” Sweet baby, you can tell that his mom takes all the pictures and he definitely loved “helping” with all of the apple activities, especially the sensory tub. You can click here to see more.
Outside of reading, hands-on learning experiences are my FAVORITE. This one of three art projects in this apple unit. Have you ever painted with apples?
Sensory tubs are a great way for your young learner to have developmental experiences using all of their senses while building their cognitive skills. In this sensory tub, children are “making apple pie” with an educational spin. You can add a few cinnamon sticks to entice their sense of smell too. Kids will love this! You can check this out by clicking here.
We hope you enjoyed our book list. We LOVE incorporating APPLES in literacy, math, art and STEM. Check out our Apple Learning Set by clicking here.
If you are looking for a list of Teacher Approved Apple VIDEOS, Simply Kinder has you covered. You can see them by clicking here.
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