Tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the time of the year we start learning about the four seasons in the Montessori Primary Classroom. Our children are young, ages 3-5, so the exact reason we change from Summer to Autumn in one day is not too easy for them to understand. Helping them learn the rhythm of the year (the changes in nature and celebration of cultural and religious holidays) is so important. Young children are in a sensitive period for order. They like knowing what is happening and why. Celebrating the seasons in a special way each year helps children learn about nature and our world but also helps them prepare for the unexpected (like Thanksgiving and the Winter holidays).
I’ve included a video with some songs we like to sing this time of year and also a few books I usually read. There is also a special guest star who appears a few times. I hope you enjoy him and the information.