Sing a Song
Lonely Bus Driver
One lonely bus driver all alone and blue,
He picked up a passenger and then there were two.
Two people riding, they stopped by a tree.
They picked up a passenger, and then there were three.
Three people riding, they stopped by a store.
They picked up a passenger, and then there were four.
Four people riding, happy and alive,
They picked up a passenger, and then there were five.
Five people riding, open swung the door.
Four passengers got off the bus,
The driver's alone once more.
"Ten in the Bed" by ABCmouse.com
As you walk up the stairs with your little one, count your steps aloud together starting with 1, 2, 3. As you walk down them, count your steps aloud together backwards from 10, 9, and 8. This activity will aid their future literacy development not only by encouraging oral language development but also by allowing them to recognize that sounds (wuhn) make up words (one) that have meanings (the first step = step one).
Read a Book
Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries
- Bear Counts by Karma Wilson; illustrated by Jane Chapman
- Flora and the Chicks: A Counting Book by Molly Idle
See the October Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!