Time is a difficult concept for children to understand. They start to get an idea of how time passes thanks to the different situations they encounter in their day-to-day life, such as: eating hours, daily habits or the switch from day to night. The fact that these events occur in a certain order helps the little ones to get a better understanding of time and how important it is. Learning about seasons of the yearand their transition helps kids better comprehend how time works.
Seasons' changes are very distinct in certain parts of the world, and this is a thing that the little ones notice from a young age. Children happily anticipate to play with the fallen leaves during autumn, or to make the best and most awesome snow figures when winter comes. Not to mention the excitement when summer is almost there, and the opportunity to go to the beach arises! Or some little ones are excited to see the plants growing stronger and flowers blooming during spring season. However, seasons don't happen simultaneously around the globe, there's a difference between the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres, and this could bring some difficulties while learning about seasons.
The best way to do it would be to teach your kids the characteristics of each season so they can easily differentiate them.
During springtime, the daylight hours become become longer, the sun shines a little stronger, and flowers begin to bloom! Also, the temperatures start to drop, and it might be windy and rainy sometimes.
Summertime it's the hottest season of the year! The days are longer and the sun shines bright in a clear sky. During this time of the year the trees are full of leaves. It's clearly the best time to go to the beach since the weather is warm and days are sunny!
When fall comes, the days become shorter, leaves start to fall from the trees and piles of leaves rest on the ground. Also, the temperatures start dropping and it gets a little bit colder every day. Autumn is known in some parts of the world as the harvest season, because it's then that most crops are ready to be harvested.
It's the coldest time of the year! The days are short and nights are long. In some places usually snows, and in others it's the rainfall season. Wintertime is also known as the cold season, the perfect time to practice snowboarding and to go skiing.
The season of the year, as you can see, are closely related to the months. Keep learning all about the 12 months of the year!
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