Fall is a wonderful time of the year: the air gets a little crisper, the world is transformed into hues of red, yellow and orange while leaves crunch under your feet and it's finally time to carve pumpkins! For growing minds, the seasons changing from summer to fall can be both exciting and a little confusing, due to little ones' concepts of time. Teaching your children about the new season and all of the fun that comes along with it is a brilliant way to make the changes enjoyable.
Below are some of our favourite fall toys and playtime activities that are sure to be a delight!
5 Must-Have Fall Toys
1. Handmade Wooden Leaf Puzzle
The changing trees and leaves are likely to be very stimulating for your kiddos. Engage with them to develop a stronger understanding of the different types of leaves with this handmade wooden leaf puzzle, which also aids with motor skills, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving.
With 40 toy leaves including 10 different types of leaves, this Woodland Leaves set offers endless opportunities for counting, matching, pattern making, storytelling and more! Your little one will love bringing the outdoors inside, without the mess (parental win!).
3. Handmade Wooden Pumpkin Stacking Toy
Take advantage of the season's harvest with this sweet pumpkin stacking toy, which has been thoughtfully designed to support your child's fine motor and balancing skills, colour and size recognition, counting and imaginative play. This one is bound to keep your little one occupied for hours!
4. Wooden Acorn Plate & Sensory Tray
When a toy is multifunctional, we call that a big win. This handcrafted acorn plate and sensory tray is beautiful and practical as it can be used for snacking and playing. It is also available in an adorable apple shape, too!
5. Nature Collection Alphabet Blocks
Fall is a great excuse to elevate everyone's favourite play toy: blocks! This 26 set of alphabet blocks is engraved on all six sides with uppercase letters, numbers and captivating North American nature-themed graphics. Blocks invite your child to improve upon their motor skills, and dexterity while learning and practising exciting new letters, sounds and words. This set of blocks comes in a 15-piece set, too.
Learn About Fall Through Play
Kids love to learn through play! Here are some of our top suggestions for fall-tastic fun:
- Do a fall scavenger hunt: Get bundled up and head outdoors to search for things exclusive to fall—leaves, pinecones, geese flying in a v-shape, squirrels, etc. This will allow for a great conversation about the changing season.
Make the most of the fleeting fall fun! What is your family's favourite part about fall?