It’s that time of year again, the dark nights are drawing in, the leaves are changing colour and falling from the trees. A positive sign that the seasons are changing….Autumn is in full swing. I have to say, Autumn is my favourite season of the year. What better way to extend a child’s interest and understanding to the world around them than by reading about the seasons with them?! We have a number of seasonal books in our house that we enjoy reading together. So, I thought I would share some of our favourite autumn children’s books to read with our family.
Tree Seasons Come Seasons Go
This is a beautiful book that explores the changing seasons through the life of a tree. The illustrations are colourful and perfectly show the changes that trees go through throughout the seasons. The book itself has a lovely rhyming rhythm to it. Perfect for engaging little ones.
The Gruffalo is a firm favourite in our house. Written by Julia Donaldson, is a story of a mouse’s who walks through the woods avoiding danger from being eaten by dangerous animals including a Grufallo by using clever tricks.
This board book is a great Autumn children’s books for introducing seasons to younger children. Follow the children as they have fun playing indoors and outdoors in autumn. This book is sure to get your children excited about autumn activities such as collecting conkers, splashing in muddy puddles and picking apples and pumpkins.
The Very Helpful Hedgehog
This is a lovely little story of a hedgehog that learns that it is better to have a friend and to be helpful than to be on your own all of the time.
Thats Not My Squirrel
That’s Not My Hedgehog
That’s Not My…books are a firm favourite in my house! With simple repetitive language mixed with ‘touchy-feely’ sensory patches, encouraging engagement for young children. That’s Not My… books are a great way to get children thinking while using their senses.
A Stroll Through The Seasons
A Stroll Through The Seasons is a great introduction to seasons for preschool and early primary school age children. It talks about the type of weather, the sun rising time at different times of the year, what goes on in nature and with animals during the different seasons. The book includes suggested activities. A perfect way to extend your child’s learning and interest in Autumn.
Do you have any favourite Autumn children’s books? Let me know in the comments below.
If these books have left you excited about autumn adventures, you might like to read our family autumn bucket list to get some ideas.
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