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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.


  1. Use construction paper to cut various sizes of leaves. You can then sort by color, shape, and/or size.
  2. 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.).
  3.  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.


Autumn-Related Literature:

  1. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
  2. Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
  3. It’s Fall by Linda Glaser
  4. Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall