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Montessori Friendly Resources for Autumn

Autumn is almost a magical time of year when everything changes and feels like a fresh start! Our whole world is just beautiful right now and it's pretty inspiring. There are so many great toys and materials that can enhance this feeling for your children right now. I'm not big on creating themes for learning, instead I like to follow the child and their interests. But, every now and then, I think brining in a theme can be really fun. 

Montessori activities, toys, and ideas to celebrate Autumn including studying leaves, pumpkins, and weather.

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Autumn has so many great choices for jumping off points: apples, fall leaves, moon phases (because it's actually dark enough to see the moon before bed!), weather, hibernation, migration, birds, and so many more! We will bring in a few pieces of Autumn into our play here at home with Gus and Nora. 

Here are a resources that can help you and your children explore Autumn! 
Montessori activities, toys, and ideas to celebrate Autumn including studying leaves, pumpkins, and weather.

If you are looking to add a few new fall themed materials to your shelves, here are a few that are inspiring me! 
I could probably go on and on! There are so many great ways to celebrate the season, the last of the warm weather, and all the beauty around us. 

How are you celebration Autumn with your children? 
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