Teaching Changes of the Season
By: Sung Bin
What I enjoy most about approaching fall here with my family is that you can really feel and observe the changes that are coming. There is a natural rhythm that can’t be denied when you feel and rustle the fallen leaves or the drop in temperature and let’s not forget my personal familiar favorites from apple cider to pumpkin flavored beverages coming back in favor.
The month's full moon is the harvest moon and a good chance for me to teach my toddler about the autumnal equinox and with it the transition of the season. Some finds from our local library included Possum’s Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter about one last hurrah and party on the harvest moon before the coming winter. It’s a simple story about forest animals that are busy storing food and getting ready for the season. By the Light of the Harvest Moon by Harriet Ziefert is a fun book about farmers and the world of leaf
people who come to life during the harvest moon. Lastly, Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins is a great picture book with different tree types and lots of vibrant fall visuals to help teach the little ones about the different types of leaves they may see.
We’ve been collecting leaves this week to see the richness of fall’s colors from saturated reds to burnt oranges. It is a joy to see my toddler in the midst of the coming changes and to prepare a send off to our summer. How do you introduce or teach about the seasons to your children?
9/21/2012 03:05:43 am
Great recommendations on children's books for the upcoming season change! Autumn is my absolute favorite season of them all, and I agree with you when you say that season changes make for great learning experiences!
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