1 A hanging Christmas tree made from twigs, pumice and wooden beads.
Its almost the holiday season again and I have been thinking about the cost of Christmas for families on a tight budget. this can be a difficult time for many families and there are many ways to celebrate without breaking the bank.
I have decided to put together a few blogs on making your own natural and recycled gifts. It is also a lovely way of spending some quality time with the family.
With Christmas just around the corner, why not make your own Christmas tree with the children.
Children love playing outdoors! They enjoy running, jumping in puddles, exploring and searching for adventure. A particular favourite for children(but not so much for the adults) is bug hunting.
Have you ever noticed how children have the need to turn over old logs and rummage through gardens just for the sheer joy of discovering some kind of creepy crawly. They need to feel the slimy little critters, inspect and view them up close, while attempting to share their experience with everyone around them, whether they appreciate bugs or Not!
I am going to look at ways to extend these experiences for children to look deeper into, and discover more than meets the eye.
Storytelling must be the oldest form of literacy, and what child does not enjoy a great story, whether in book form or audibly. It can be a truly magical experience! Before i get into the concept of story baskets, I want to talk a little about why I began creating my own story baskets.
I wanted to talk about heuristic play ideas as sometimes we become caught up in terminology and forget to see the simplicity behind these terms. Often these concepts are being attained naturally through daily activities or experiences and we are not even aware of it.
My local beach and river provide me with all the inspiration I need to be creative, imaginative and in love with this beautiful natural world around us. It sustains us physically, provides us with sustenance, emotionally and spiritually while serving as a reminder of its power. Continue reading “Create Your Own NatureTreasure Basket”
Here at The Treasure Baskets, I create unique teaching resources (mainly heuristic play baskets) for infants, toddlers and young children to support creativity and imagination, through exploring with their senses. Continue reading “Treasure Baskets”