This time of year can be so exciting because the leaves are starting to change colors (unless you live in the desert like I used to). I like to start thinking early about ways to help stay healthy throughout the holidays. One way I like to do that is to create some Indoor/Outdoor Fun activities. My children and I like to collect leaves, have races, create art, get our indoor video workouts ready for cold days, and take advantage of gorgeous hikes and walks on nice days. I am also really working with my Kindergartener to help her be a super reader. She sees her older brother enjoying all of his chapter books and she reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally wants to be reading chapter books, too. To build her confidence (and boost her developmental reading skills), I have created some monthly chants. You can find the September sample downloadable FREE. The October Chant is now available for purchase, with a bonus illustrated and highlighted version to refer to for instruction. Children like to do actions to represent the words and the monthly pattern helps them to recognize words and build their vocabulary. The chart can also be referenced for writing. Write down what other ideas you would like to see for thematic content and check back often for new materials I am adding. Happy fall! However you are celebrating, I hope you are able to enjoy some Indoor/Outdoor Memory Making Fun! Fall parties with healthy snacks and crafts are a great alternative to an overload of super sweets. The chant can be used at one of the stations. Children enjoy weighing and measuring pumpkins, creating art using buttons and seeds, doing leaf rubbings, making paper tear pumpkins, designing masks, and more. Enjoy thinking outside of the candy wrappers this season.