I like to include at least one counting song in every early childhood class or music therapy session, and this is one of my favorites for fall! To make it even more interactive, I use laminated, fabric, or sometimes even real leaves so that children can experience 1:1 correspondence as they count.
“Five Leaves Waving” provides opportunities to address these objectives:
● Increase ability to count objects
● Increase sustained attention
● Increase ability to follow clearly stated directions
As children master the skill of counting up to and down from 5, give them an even bigger challenge by increasing the number of leaves in the song. Enjoy, and happy fall!