Well the clocks went back over the weekend, officially the end of British Summer Time! Our days will now become shorter, mornings will be darker and the ground beneath our feet will feel a little firmer. I personally love this time of year! The colours of the trees and the Autumnal fruits remind me of harvest time at school as a child; baking bread and all the assemblies about harvest songs! As an adult, I still enjoy this time of year, and watching Squirt play in the leaves with her cousins, running through puddles and then cuddling up under a duvet with a hot chocolate make this my favourite season.
The change in the season offers a wide range of topics for home and school learning:
- Planting and growing
- Health and nutrition
- Habitats and hibernating
- Weather…the list goes on!
One on my favourite products that came out this year is the Green Toys™ Tractor! It’s made from 100% recycled material, and is perfect for Autumnal imaginative play. It has chunky tyres and a detachable rear trailer for hauling all the great finds in the garden. Green Toys contain no traceable amount of Phthalates, BPA or PVC, so this Tractor is great for children from 1+.
Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel™ is our very popular Autumn-themed character here at Learning Resources. He promotes colour recognition and identification through fun game play in The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Colour Game! All of Sneaky’s acorns are coloured have to be collected in the tree stumps of each player!
Sneaky also has a card game! I played this recently in a product training session, here’s what they said about the game:
“We absolutely love The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Card Game. It is fantastic for children of any age, and even adults too! The illustrations are beautiful, and the box packaging is not only really unique in an acorn shape, but also really strong and great quality. The game is also the perfect size to be taken anywhere for instant entertainment. An example is that we have recently played the game when travelling by plane, which made the time fly by (no pun intended). One pre-warning is try not to get too excited, when you see that squirrel with an acorn and scream out ‘Snacky’, as the flight attendants may think you are demanding a bite to eat!”
I hope you enjoy the change in the seasons!
Until next time…