There is so much to enjoy during the fall season which also includes activities that may contain vocabulary your child doesn’t currently know such as “pumpkin”, “acorn”, and “hay”. Books are a great way to teach these new or less familiar concepts.
1. Read books about fall activities you are planning such as going to a pumpkin patch, leaf hunt, apple picking, etc. When you do these activities, reinforce the same vocabulary used in the books.
2. Repeat new vocabulary words in a variety of contexts (e.g., These pumpkins are big. Wow, look at that pumpkin. Let’s pick a pumpkin.)
3. Talk to your child about the connection between the book and the activity you are planning to do (e.g., We are reading about apple picking. We are going to go pick apples tomorrow).
4. Read the same books. Repetition helps your child learn new concepts and vocabulary as well as builds independence.