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As the weather changes, moving from one season to the next, take the children outside and do seasonal activities that illustrate the changes around. Each season brings its own characteristic patterns in nature, look at the trees, the animals, the sky, what people wear, and discuss how the seasons change. Explain what the coming season is, and how this affects everything around. Younger children can collect seasonal flora and create a collage, sticking leaves and flowers onto paper, or maybe do some leaf printing. Older children can make a diarama using a box, sticking in twigs, mosses, stones, and other collected debris to create a little scene. The seasons present a fairly abstract concept, but talk about the weather and what you see outside, and this will help your children gain an understanding of what the seasons mean.
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