September 15, 2012
When the Autumn weather begins to bring a chill to your bones, there are fewer things more comforting than curling up with your children while reading a great story; especially when the book has a crisp, fall sentiment. There are so many autumn themed children’s books out there to choose from. These five are our personal favorites to read with our children while snuggled in blankets with a warm cup of tea.
1. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert; Amazing illustrations created with leaf collages.Get more information here. http://www.momto2poshlildivas.com/2012/09/celebrate-autumn-with-great-fall.html Not only does it make for a great fall story, it provides a bit of artistic inspiration.
2. Giving Thanks by Jonathan London and Gregory Manchess; A heartwarming tale of a father and son walking in the woods while giving thanks.
3. Pumpkin Circle by Shmuel Thaler and George Levenson; Share a warm, fall story while learning the life cycle of autumn’s signature plant: the pumpkin!
4.Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh; it’s never too soon to teach your children about this lovable historical fable. Beautiful illustrations and a heartwarming message of bravery and respect make this book a great choice.
5. The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston; Teaching acceptance and friendship, this book is a colorful and touching choice for fall reading.
No matter the age of your young children, storybooks are a comfort. Even for the littlest child, the vibrant colors of fall immortalized in illustrations can be a great start to learning- and the sound of your voice teaches them about the very language they will soon be speaking.
These five books are ideal choices for enjoying quality time with your children this season. Curl up this fall with a good book!