OMazing Kids October Theme: Friendly Monsters, Scarecrows & Pumpkins



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:


* 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:
* 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:, yoga poses for book:


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,
* 123 Kids Fun AUTUMN PUZZLE – Educational Arts and Crafts Puzzle Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers by RosMedia,
* AAB – Amazing Autumn Builder by Ondrej Mikula,
* Autumn Orange by Capstone,
* Axe’s Monster Fest by Blue Sandpiper Imprints LLC,
* Build a Scare HD by Brett Latimer,
* Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine by Resolute Digital, LLC,
* Cutie Monsters Jigsaw Puzzles by Paul Smith,
* Dingle Dangle Scarecrow for iPad by Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children,
* Duckie Deck Monsters by Duckie Deck Development,
* Even Monsters book bundle – 2 apps by Busy Bee Studios,
* Even Monsters Say They’re Sorry by Pokey Toad Studios,
* Foodo Kitchen by TutuLab,
* Go Away, Big Green Monster! for iPad by Night & Day Studios, Inc.,
* Guess Who I Am! – Halloween Monsters Edition by Clement Marty,
* Highlights Monster Day: Play at Home Game for my Preschooler by Highlights for Children, Inc.,
* I See Fall by Capstone,
* Jigsaw Puzzle with Monsters by Wombi Apps,
* Learn to Speak – I Like Fall (Book for Speech Therapy) by Innovative Investments Limited,
* Little Piano Monster by poisson florent,
* Maria Counts Pumpkins – LAZ Reader [Level A-kindergarten] by Language Technologies, Inc.,
* Monster Coloring Book by Playtend Apps LLP,
* Monster Feltz by Paul Alan Freshney,
* Monster Matcher by Jonathan Mulcahy,
* Monsterpark Zoo by Roo Roo,
* Monster’s Socks by Martin Hughes,
* Monsters at the End of This Book Bundle – 2 apps by Sesame Street,
* My Monster Mayhem by Digital Leaf,
* Pumpkin Pal by Jeff Mohl Design LLC,
* Sago Mini Monsters by Sago Sago,
* Starfall Pumpkin by Starfall Education,
* 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,
* Surprise Monster by CAPE COPENHAGEN ApS,
* Sydney the Scarecrow by Felt Board Lady,
* The Fall Festival – Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media,
* The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Oceanhouse Media,
* The Monster Lab by OTATAA,
* The Monsters Family by iMagine Machine Israel LTD,
* Tizzy Monster Pet Vet by Tizzy Labs, LLC,
* Toca Boo by Toca Boca AB,
* Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB,
* What was I Scared of? – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media,
* Where’s my Monster? by Martin Hughes,


* 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


Feed The Woozle (see this post for lots of free printables and ideas for this fun game:


Guided Relaxation:

Kids Yoga Lesson Plan:


Printables & craft ideas:


Pumpkin Mandala:

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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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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