A Time of Changes

September 1, 2017
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Fall is a season of changes. In most parts of the country, the weather changes. It gets colder. Plants and animals change, too. They get ready for winter.

Some animals collect food. Squirrels gather acorns. They will eat the acorns in the winter.

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Fruits and vegetables are ready to be picked. Pumpkins turn orange. It takes more than four months for a pumpkin to get big.

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Some animals grow thicker coats. Deer grow more fur in the fall. It keeps them warm in the winter.

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The days grow shorter. It gets dark earlier. There is less sunlight.

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How Many?

ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS REED FOR TIME FOR KIDS

In many places, there are four seasons in a year. The seasons are fall, winter, spring, and summer. Which one is your favorite?