As we know, children learn through play; by doing, by interacting with others and by asking questions. The tactile experience children have handling natural materials makes learning fun and exciting.
In addition to our nature walks and activities outdoors I like to ensure the children have the opportunity to explore natural resources.
Here are just some of the natural resources made available to children here at Aston Childcare –
- Pine cones
- Heuristic treasure basket for babies with items such as wicker balls and a loofah
The ages of children are considered carefully in choosing items that are safe for them to explore.