Weekly Themes #26 Books for All Seasons for 3-5 year olds

Bibi here.  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.  The four seasons are a wonderful cycle, a pattern that repeats year after year after year.  Hot, cold, dry, or rainy, you can count on the beauty of each season.  Just like books, they’ll always be there to help you, even as they change.  It’s always a good season to read a book!

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Read Together at Home 

Here are some books to read together!  You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

  • The Red Raincoat
    • What color is Manu’s raincoat?
    • What do you wear when it’s raining?
  • Colorful Spring
    • What color is Amma’s sari?
    • What do you like about spring?
  • Seasons
    • What is your favorite season?
    • How many birds are in the tree?
  • Autumn’s in the Air
    • What season does autumn come after?
    • What are some things that happen in autumn?
  • The Season’s of Life
    • What happens to the leaves in autumn?
    • What are some fun things you do in each season?
  • Rainy Day
    • How many umbrellas are in the picture?
    • What do you like to do when it’s raining?
  • Winter
    • What color is the ruler?
    • How do the colors in the picture make you feel?
  • The Seasons
    • How many seasons are there?
    • What kind of clothes do you wear in the different seasons?

Things to Do Together

Talk: What are the four seasons? Can you name them in order starting with winter? Practice saying all the seasons’ names: winter/spring/summer/fall. Talk about which season we’re in right now and why you do/don’t like the season from right now. What do you wear in winter that you don’t get to wear in the summer and vice versa?

Write: Practice writing the names of the seasons and then drawing a picture of elements that go with each season (snow, sunshine, flowers, swimming, back to school, rain, Halloween, etc)

Play: Dress up for the seasons! Go to your closets and grab different items like sunglasses, coats, boots, umbrellas, gloves, hats, swimsuits, beach towels, scarves, and other things you can think of that you’d use in different seasons. Set a timer for one minute and call out a season name and put on as many items as you can for that season! 

Move: Get outside and find out what this season looks like by you! Think about the climate, nature, and how it feels outside. Is it cold? Wet? Dry? Are there flowers blooming? Can you see your breath? Are you wearing a jacket or sunglasses? 

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • What did you learn about seasons?
  • Do you have a favorite or a least favorite season? Why?
  • If you could make it any season right now which would you choose and why?

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More Ideas To Build Young Readers

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About the Seasons / Sobre las estaciones from KLRU

Take a look at drone videos of beautiful fall foliage and colors

Poem about the Four Seasons from KLRU

Sesame Street Seasons

Guess the Seasons – Sesame Street  

If you want a really great app you can use on your mobile device, you can try Khan Academy Kids

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Weekly Themes #26 Books for All Seasons for 3-5 year olds

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