Autumn can be a difficult transition for some toddlers, as I have been experiencing with mine. From not wanting to put on a jacket or a warm cap, to having a major meltdown over not being able to go to the park in the evenings — things can be rough in the land of the toddlers.
Learning about the change of the seasons, through arts and crafts, fall-themed activities, outings and books are some of the best ways to quickly turn things around.
Reading for little ones is, as we know, an excellent way to take children to a bright and magical place of adventure and lore. To introduce new ideas, seasonal traditions, ceremonies and different cultural practices/beliefs surrounding it all.
I’ve rounded up a great selection of books for your little ones this fall. Have fun choosing!
Big Red Barn 1 of 10A sweet and poetic book with vivid illustrations makes this simple and rhythmic farm-themed book a winner, when there many out there that are not.
Purchase this on Amazon for $16.49
Fall Mixed Up 2 of 10A silly book where your toddler can engage sorting through the confusion of fall as portrayed by the author. Charming and lots of fun.
Purchase this on Amazon for $16.18
Woody, Hazel & Little Pip 3 of 10Woodland adventures, ahoy! Most toddlers love adventuring, I know mine does. Little acorn people who frolic and go on adventures? Magical brilliance.
Purchase this on Amazon for $12.21
Leaves 4 of 10This is such a cute book all about a little bear who is confused by all this fall business. Bonus: beautiful illustrations.
Purchase this on Amazon for $10.87
Picking Apples & Pumpkins 5 of 10On the sights and sounds of fall, this is a perfect book to read before hitting the pumpkin farm or going apple-picking.
Purchase this on Amazon for CDN$4.50
Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux 6 of 10A poetic tale on the changing of seasons — in nature and in life. Enchanting.
Purchase this on Amazon for $4.25
Thanks to the Animals 7 of 10A magical tale of animals of the forest who protect a baby who fell off of their sled while moving from their summer home to their winter one.
Purchase this on Amazon for CDN$14.56
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message 8 of 10Full of colour and lessons on gratitude, this is a special book on the message of Thanksgiving from a First Nations and Native American perspective. Vivid acrylic paintings are brought to life in this award-winning classic.
Purchase this on Amazon for $8.95
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? 9 of 10I chose this book as autumn bears the beginning of a school year where children are often introduced to other children of different cultures. A book like this helps bridge that gap, not just between Native and Non-Native children, but provides a simple message introducing inclusion, acceptance and admiration for new and different things/people.
Purchase this on Amazon for CDN$9
Just a Walk 10 of 10Autumn is such a great time for hikes and nature walks, a revolving theme around this book. Comical and simply adorable illustrations.
Purchase this on Amazon for CDN$9.86
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- Easy Things You Actually Want to Make (For Yourself)
- On Montessori As Daycare
- Upcyle THIS!
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- The Things These Toddlers Say! 1st Edition
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