Summer is ending soon and fall is right around the corner! Now is a great time to snuggle up with your little one and read books that introduce the seasonal changes to come. Below are some books to get you started.
1. Baby Loves Fall by Karen Katz (ages 0-2 years)
Your baby will have a blast exploring fall-themed objects in this lift-the-flap book. Not only will he strengthen his fine motor skills, but he’ll also learn seasonal vocabulary like “pumpkins,” “leaves” and “acorns.”
2. I Love Fall: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book by Alison Inches (ages 0-2 years)
This poetic and rhythmic book is sure to bring a smile to your child’s face. Encourage him to actively participate in the story by feeling the textured pages.
3. Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson (ages 2-4 years)
Your child will enjoy reading this story about Mouse and Minka who go on an adventure. They explore leaves of various colors and shapes. After reading, go outside and ask your child to use words from the story to describe the leaves he sees.
4. Wonderfall by Michael Hall (ages 3-5 years)
This whimsical story highlights one tree’s transformation from summer to winter. At the end of the book, you’ll find a great resource with additional information about how the animals mentioned in the story prepare for colder weather.
5. Let it Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (ages 3-5 years)
Your child will enjoy reading about all the fun things he can do during the fall season, including jumping in leaves, going on a hayride and picking apples. After reading, have a discussion about the book and ask him about the types of activities he’d like to do this fall season.
6. The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown (ages 3-5 years)
Your child will be captivated by this story of a young scarecrow boy who is told by his parents that he’s too small to scare any crows. He practices the fierce facial expressions that his father teaches him, and then sets out to prove his parents wrong. After reading, ask your child to make a scary face, a silly face, and a happy face.