The Early Years- Natural Environments

1 The inside of a bug hotel

There is definitely a different atmosphere when you walk into a kindergarten or day care centre where nature is incorporated into the program.

This post is about natural environments in the early years and the benefits of exploring this as an alternative to the brightly coloured, plastic filled rooms that dominate many early learning centres now.

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Using Wood Slices in the Classroom


1 Wood slices with pictures of bugs burnt into the wood.

Welcome back to The Treasure Baskets. As an educator and an artist with a love for nature and the environment .I combine these to create natural resources and share this passion with others. By using natural materials such as wood slices in the classroom, I believe it adds a another component to the learning experience for young children.

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