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3 Life Lessons Your Child Can Learn This Fall

Fall brings with it a variety of opportunities for your child to learn and grow. The change of the season is a magical time that can be used to inspire the natural wonder that comes with tender years. There are lots of things that you can do to enhance your child’s daily experience during the fall season as the temperature drops and earth lumbers towards winter.


An Early Start in Science: How Does That Happen?

In most climates, leaves begin to change color. This has inspired countless generations of children. Take the time to let your child see the wonders of autumn and notice the changes happening around them. Children have lots of questions when it comes to the fall season. That inquisitive nature can inspire a love of learning later when parents take the time to answer and let their children experience the wonders of the natural world around them. Have an answer ready when your child asks why leaves change color and fall off, or why the days seem shorter and it gets darker earlier. Take a little time to do a refresher on basic changes in nature so that when your child has a question, you have an answer that helps them feel smarter-- and inspires them to learn and ask more questions.

Socializations: Talking to Other Children

If fall means anything in the life of a child it is that fall is “back to school” time. The fall season marks the beginning of the school year. Even your smallest children will notice that other children take the time to go back to school and will want to know about it. Enrolling your child in early education is a great way for your child to learn more about what school is, while at the same time meeting other children of the same age. Early education is a great way for your child to start school off right, while making friendships that in many cases can last a lifetime.

Holidays and Events that Mark the Season: Bonding Time

Whether one focuses on fall’s various holiday traditions or the events that surround them, there is a lot going on this time of year. Fall is a playful and interesting time for a child whether it’s going to farmer’s markets, celebrating harvest festivals, or other events like Halloween and Thanksgiving, two great cultural learning experiences. By taking the time to let your child ask questions about the different features of the fall season, you can help your child learn more about the things that help bring families closer together. Spending quality time with your child during the fall and talking more about the fall can be a great way to get your child learning about the community and the world around them.

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