Fall is here! It’s time for pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and watching the leaves change color. Fall is also a wonderful opportunity to expand your child’s speech and language skills. Below are some fall-related ideas.
- Use construction paper to cut various sizes of leaves. You can then sort by color, shape, and/or size.
- Counting Apple or Pumpkin Seeds! Cut an apple in half or cut open a pumpkin and count how many seeds are inside. If you choose to use a pumpkin, you can also roast the pumpkin seeds. Talk with your child about the steps you take (cleaning the seeds, laying them on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, and bake, etc.).
- Collect Leaves. Go on a nature walk around your school or neighborhood. Allow your child to collect different colors, shapes, and sizes of leaves, and ask them a question about each one. For more advanced language skills, you can compare and contrast the leaves that your child has collected.
- Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
- Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
- It’s Fall by Linda Glaser
- Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall