Teddy loves Autumn.
The beautiful colours and the fun to be had playing in the fallen leaves.
The weather is changing a lot and it provides a great opportunity to chat with your children about the different kinds of weather.
I wonder what the weather is like today?
You can incorporate lot’s of fun and learning with your little ones.
Have a little discussion about what the weather is like today.
Look out of the window – what can you see?
Is it raining today?
What do we wear in the rain?
Sometimes it can be hard to explain that they need to wear their coat….
Perhaps you might like to do this little experiment with them.
Collecting rain water – This can provide great fun & learning. Place a container / bucket outside in the garden. You can help them measure how much is collected especially on rainy days. You can record how long it takes for the container to fill.
I absolutely love Rainbows…
Little story lesson – I can see a rainbow
(Will they discover it for themselves – this links into Aistear)
Look out of the window… I wonder is it Cloudy today?
You could tell them a little about the water cycle
Look out of the window … I wonder is it windy today?
One idea would be to place a windmill just outside on the windowsill so that children can judge if it is windy.
You can say the Wind – poem with them
Incorporate outdoor activity – A lovely idea is when they are outside encourage them to stay really still… Can you feel the breeze….?
If it’s really windy it may blow their hair.
Encourage them to listen.
Can you hear the wind?
Is is rustling in the leaves?
Link it in with the seasons – OOh! It’s winter time I wonder will we have more snow.
In winter time it might be really cold and we will have to wrap up warm. Maybe it will be frosty and we will be able to see our breath. You might see some frost on the window or on the grass and trees outside.
Do you think there might be snow? or is it cloudy today?
Sometimes the sun shines really brightly but it’s not hot like in summer time….