Hurry and Get Outside!

Can you believe the weather we’ve been having this fall?! This indian summer has provided many wonderful opportunities for the little one and me to enjoy nature. However, it’s the middle of November, so I can only imagine our days are numbered until winter sets in. Hurry and get outside before it’s too late.

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Say-n-Play Columbus had another play-date with Annette Ferraro Photography, this week. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather, by playing outside and experiencing all of the textures and colors that fall has to offer. As you can see from her gorgeous photos, we had a great day!

For our outdoor adventure, we picked a park close to home. Then, we scouted the park for a tree with gorgeous leaves. The tree pictured above was perfect to sit underneath, as the girls enjoyed watching the sun twinkle through it’s leaves.

While sitting under the tree, we picked up the fallen leaves laying around us. We helped our girls work on reaching and grasping around the whole leaf and the stem. As they honed their sense of touch, we talked to them about how the leaves felt in their hands (rough/smooth, wet/dry) and listened to the crunchy sound the leaves would make when they crushed them in their hands.

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We then took a short nature walk around the tree. We worked on reaching out and grabbing the leaves (I think our girls were strong enough to pull the leaf off the branch!). While walking, we talked about the various colors, shapes, and sizes of the leaves.

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Regardless of how you spend your November adventure, enjoy the time with your baby during the remaining days of this gorgeous fall!

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Again, photos (and adorable playmate) courtesy of Annette Ferraro Photography. A local photographer here in Columbus. Check her out!

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