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3 Ways to Make Fall Picture Books For Kids Come Alive
Fall is just the best time of year. After the hot, busy hustle and bustle of summer, it’s refreshing to have cooler temperatures and a slower atmosphere in your home. One of the best ways to celebrate this transition is with lots of good read aloud time!
It is certainly no doubt that reading aloud has been declared the single most important factor in success in early academics for children. But did you know that it can also help strengthen your bond with your children? Not only that, but when you connect the books you’re reading together with real life experiences, you can bring a stronger understanding of the world to your child!
Here are a few ways that you can make fall books for kids come alive.
A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
Littles will love traipsing through rows of pumpkins and wandering through corn mazes at your local pumpkin patch. Before you go, make sure to read a good book about pumpkins (we love How Many Seeds In A Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara). When you bring your child’s pick home, you can dish out the seeds and talk about all the parts of the pumpkin!
A Day of Apple Picking
Apple picking is so festive and brings a plethora of excellent learning topics to the table! Follow a trip to your local orchard with a book like The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall. You could also take this opportunity to learn about the life cycle of trees and pick up Betsy Maestro’s Why Do Leaves Change Color.
Jump in a Pile of Leaves
Another way to get into the life cycle of trees is to play in the fallen leaves! This is an activity that is synonymous with Fall that you don’t even have to leave your house to do. Let your children spend hours observing the leaves, piling them up and jumping in- all before doing it over again! When you head back inside, dig into Leaf Jumpers by Caroline Gerber or Lois Ehlert’s Leaf Man.
If you want to pair some of these experiences with amazing fall picture books, you can get all the books we mentioned here in our 30 Days of Fall Picture Books Calendar! Snag it for FREE at the bottom of this book list.
30 Days of Fall Picture Books for Kids