OMazing Kids October Theme: Friendly Monsters, Scarecrows & Pumpkins

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OMazing Kids October Theme: Friendly Monsters, Scarecrows & Pumpkins

So it was time to swap out my book basket and seasonal apps folder at work. Put away the leaves, apples and other early fall-themed items and got out my collection of friendly monsters, scarecrows & pumpkins. I don’t personally use “Halloween” themed things since many of my patients have a difficult time distinguishing between imaginary vs. real. I stick with general fall themes with pumpkins, scarecrows and fluffy, friendly or not too scary monsters.

Here are some of my faves:

Books:

* Autumn Orange
* Duck & Goose Find A Pumpkin (great for targeting core vocabulary: look, find, no, in, under, up, on)
* Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings (great high contrast book, feelings, colors, verbs)
* Go Away, Big Green Monster (great high contrast book, adjectives, colors, body parts & core vocabulary “go” for the repeated line “go away”)
* Hide-and-Seek Monsters (lots of great prepositions in this mini book)
* I See A Monster: A Touch & Feel Book (lots of prepositions, also target core vocabulary: I, you, see, where)
* I See a Monster Touch and Feel Book (several prepositions & adjectives)
* I See Fall
* If You’re a Monster And You Know It (great high contrast book, fun for motor imitation, free song: http://www.scholastic.com/media/audio/books/monstermixmerge.mp3)
* It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (use to teach basic emotions)
* Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma (great message of being yourself)
* Monstergarten (great message about being yourself)
* Nighty Night, Little Green Monster (great high contrast book, cute to go along with Go Away Big Green Monster)
* One Hungry Monster: A Counting Book in Rhyme
* Otis and the Scarecrow
* Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin (lots of great adjectives)
* Splat The Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan
* The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything (fun for motor imitation & for kids yoga)
* The Monsters’ Monster (great message of friendship)
* There Was An Old Monster (one of my all time faves to use in kids yoga… love the free song: http://www.scholastic.com/media/audio/books/therewasanoldmonster3.mp3, yoga poses for book:

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Apps (all verified as being available in the USA App Store at the time of this post):

* 123 Kids Fun AUTUMN DESIGNER Full by RosMedia, https://appsto.re/us/Nh7N3.i
* 123 Kids Fun AUTUMN PUZZLE – Educational Arts and Crafts Puzzle Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers by RosMedia, https://appsto.re/us/xxWr4.i
* AAB – Amazing Autumn Builder by Ondrej Mikula, https://appsto.re/us/CPXaR.i
* Autumn Orange by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/gKAQ1.i
* Axe’s Monster Fest by Blue Sandpiper Imprints LLC, https://appsto.re/us/xekdO.i
* Build a Scare HD by Brett Latimer, https://appsto.re/us/86uYH.i
* Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine by Resolute Digital, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/_rBIx.i
* Cutie Monsters Jigsaw Puzzles by Paul Smith, https://appsto.re/us/UNc5I.i
* Dingle Dangle Scarecrow for iPad by Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, https://appsto.re/us/G3NpK.i
* Duckie Deck Monsters by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/DC7xX.i
* Even Monsters book bundle – 2 apps by Busy Bee Studios, https://appsto.re/us/GAcT2.i
* Even Monsters Say They’re Sorry by Pokey Toad Studios, https://appsto.re/us/-B5OH.i
* Foodo Kitchen by TutuLab, https://appsto.re/us/PK42Y.i
* Go Away, Big Green Monster! for iPad by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/zCdbC.i
* Guess Who I Am! – Halloween Monsters Edition by Clement Marty, https://appsto.re/us/PAlWH.i
* Highlights Monster Day: Play at Home Game for my Preschooler by Highlights for Children, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/taKscb.i
* I See Fall by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/qAgQ1.i
* Jigsaw Puzzle with Monsters by Wombi Apps, https://appsto.re/us/md7Xz.i
* Learn to Speak – I Like Fall (Book for Speech Therapy) by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/SpEMA.i
* Little Piano Monster by poisson florent, https://appsto.re/us/0n4vM.i
* Maria Counts Pumpkins – LAZ Reader [Level A-kindergarten] by Language Technologies, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/lyqwu.i
* Monster Coloring Book by Playtend Apps LLP, https://appsto.re/us/Dw-9z.i
* Monster Feltz by Paul Alan Freshney, https://appsto.re/us/lF4iJ.i
* Monster Matcher by Jonathan Mulcahy, https://appsto.re/us/o74oG.i
* Monsterpark Zoo by Roo Roo, https://appsto.re/us/VVWs2.i
* Monster’s Socks by Martin Hughes, https://appsto.re/us/kVIfF.i
* Monsters at the End of This Book Bundle – 2 apps by Sesame Street, https://appsto.re/us/_Fer5.i
* My Monster Mayhem by Digital Leaf, https://appsto.re/us/wHy4H.i
* Pumpkin Pal by Jeff Mohl Design LLC, https://appsto.re/us/J4cTx.i
* Sago Mini Monsters by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/HQyiX.i
* Starfall Pumpkin by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/Xif-H.i
* Super Reader’s Little Monster Adventures – A Dolch Sight Words Based Story Book App That Will Help Your Child Get Hooked on Reading! by Jorge Sanchez, https://appsto.re/us/3wrG2.i
* Surprise Monster by CAPE COPENHAGEN ApS, https://appsto.re/us/IGu93.i
* Sydney the Scarecrow by Felt Board Lady, https://appsto.re/us/higdQ.i
* The Fall Festival – Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/fai7O.i
* The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/ZMhyx.i
* The Monster Lab by OTATAA, https://appsto.re/us/k5Ktcb.i
* The Monsters Family by iMagine Machine Israel LTD, https://appsto.re/us/ug0BC.i
* Tizzy Monster Pet Vet by Tizzy Labs, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/SKJ5Q.i
* Toca Boo by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/O7eY2.i
* Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/rAPAE.i
* What was I Scared of? – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/owMSx.i
* Where’s my Monster? by Martin Hughes, https://appsto.re/us/CJipX.i

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Music:
* Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow by Music Maestros Band
* Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner Band
* Pickin’ Pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Jo Huff
* Pumpkin Boogie by Margot Fox

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Game:
Feed The Woozle (see this post for lots of free printables and ideas for this fun game:
https://omazingkidsllc.com/2013/07/13/woozles-galore-romping-into-speech-language-kids-yoga-with-the-feed-the-woozle-game-by-peaceable-kingdom/)

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Guided Relaxation:
http://files.ctctcdn.com/143afcc9001/03a0896e-16dd-4f8c-bb6c-c47af6229663.pdf

Kids Yoga Lesson Plan:
http://bambinoyoga.com/blog/2014/10/23/pumpkin-spice-yoga-lesson-plan

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Printables & craft ideas:
https://omazingkidsllc.com/2011/09/24/happy-fall-fun-fall-books-activities/

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Pumpkin Mandala:
http://www.donteatthepaste.com/2014/09/pumpkin-mandala-happy-autumn.html?m=1
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

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