Updated: Oct 23, 2019
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.
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