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Four seasons

In many places the weather changes during the year. These changes are called seasons. In the north and south there are four seasons in a year. Each season brings changes that are important for plants and animals that live in different parts of the world.


Spring starts when the day and night are the same length. The weather gets warmer and sunnier. Trees and plants start to grow. Many animals have their babies in spring.


Summer begins on the longest day of the year. In the north this is on 21 June. Summer is usually the warmest and sunniest time of the year. Fruit grows on trees and plants. Young animals grow bigger and stronger.


Autumn starts when the day and night are the same length again. During autumn, the leaves change colour and fall from the trees. Some animals collect food before winter comes.


Winter begins on the shortest day of the year. In the north this is on 21 December. The weather is colder and in some places there is lots of snow. Plants and trees stop growing. Some animals, like bats and bears, find places to hide and sleep. This is called hibernation.

Fun facts

  • When it is summer in the north it is winter in the south.
  • At the North and South Pole there are only two seasons.
  • In tropical places near the Earth's equator there are two seasons: a 'wet' season and a 'dry' season.


What's your favourite season? Why? Tell us about it!

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)

Submitted by QueenActressMisty on Mon, 11/10/2021 - 09:33

My favorite season is spring.

Submitted by MissGuitarWizard on Wed, 15/09/2021 - 23:16

Hi! My favourite seasons are: summer and winter becose I love going to Cordoba in summer and there are no mosquitoes. And this summer mabye this summer i got a pijama-party!

Submitted by BlackNatureDolphin on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 22:10

My favorite season is summer because it is the warmest season of the year so you can swim in a river, a pool or the sea.

Submitted by BlueDragonGuitar on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 08:43

I have three favourite seasons winter,summer and spring. my best fact was when the winter began in the shortest day of the year and the summer began in the longest day of the year. I like winter because in winters I like to sit in the quilt .I like summers because i can eat ice cream.I like spring because I like flowers and in spring the flowers bloom.

Submitted by AmuletBracelet… on Sun, 13/12/2020 - 11:59

hi my favorite season is winter because its fun i play in snow

Submitted by FunkyGlass400 on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 18:08

My favorite season is summer. beacuse then is my brithday.

Submitted by GoldBoat600 on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 17:33

the most interesting fact is when each season starts. the weather is olmost olwost sammer. my favorits seasons are spring and summer.

Submitted by RubyCushionGarden on Sun, 30/08/2020 - 10:12

My favorite season is summer, I don't like cold days that I have to put a lot of clothes on, and I grow some plants recently, so I like summer and autumn now.

Submitted by MissTortoiseWhale on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 11:11

Hi, my favorite season is summer. No school and lot of fun :-)

Submitted by NeverStrawberr… on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 07:50

my favourite season is winter :D

Submitted by QueenCreamBamboo on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 04:29

My favourite season is spring and winter, autumn

Submitted by PrincessVioletGrass on Sun, 09/08/2020 - 17:19

My favorite seasons are : Spring and Winter because my birthday is in Winter and I like spring because it is a pleasant and really fun.

Submitted by GreenRose300 on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 12:34

I have 2 favourite seasons: Summer and Winter!

Submitted by SpicyCrystal10 on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 17:23

my favorite season is autumn

Submitted by CaptainAstrona… on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 06:24

My favorite season is summer. Because I can go to Russia and play anything I want.

Submitted by CutePearl2 on Mon, 17/06/2019 - 02:41

My favorite season is summer, because i dont like school.

Submitted by DJDinosaurViolet on Fri, 05/04/2019 - 08:57

I ike rainy season

Submitted by VirtualLaptopSport on Fri, 14/09/2018 - 14:32

My favourit seasons are spring and summer. I like spring because in spring I have my birthday. And in spring school is over. I like summer, because in summer I go to the countyside and I love going to the sea with my family.

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