AN APPLE RHYME
Way up high in the apple tree
Five* red apples looked down at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
Down came an apple,
Mmm, it was good!
- Substitute four, then three etc
Of course you can always change the color of the apple in the rhyme too. Think up actions you can do with your child to illustrate each line of the rhyme. You can also count the apples of your fingers before each verse. This will help your child with counting practice and one to one correspondence. Younger children may need help getting the right number of fingers ready to count.