Friday, September 30, 2011

What Do You Love Most About Autumn?

What Does Autumn Sound Like?

This week we discussed how to get kids to appreciate and enjoy Autumn using their five senses. We encourage you to teach children what Autumn looks like, feels like, tastes like, smells like, and finally today what the season sounds like.

In Autumn we can hear the tractors as the farmers nearby harvest their crops. Listen for the geese honking as they fly overhead, the wind rusting the leaves, and crackling campfires. Indoors, Autumn sounds like the crackling wood in the fireplace and popcorn popping for an afternoon snack.

Children's Books About Autumn:

Autumnblings by Douglas Florian
What do you like about autumn? Flying kites? Apple picking? Trick or treat? Frisbee flicking? What do you not like about autumn? Back to school? Winds that gust? Bare trees? Rains that rust? This collection of poems and paintings welcomes fall with all the crisp energy of a joyful tumbling run.

Harvest Song by Frank Fiorello
Two children and their cat watch autumn come and see the changes of nature with the trees and leaves, how the days get cooler, flowers losing their petals, pumpkins harvesting, birds flying south, and how the insects seem to have disappeared. The book discusses winter and spring briefly. This book is a celebration of autumn and the wonderful changes that occur during the cooler months.

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