Spring is a wonderful time for children to enjoy the outdoors, and what better way to enjoy it through some fun gardening activities for kids.
Welcome back to The Treasure Baskets!
Today, I want to share some of my favourite thrift shop treasures for kids play.
Before we look at the toys or materials associated with construction,we need to understand what construction is.
Christmas is fast approaching and the children will soon be home with you during the busiest season of the year.
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.
As a young child, I recall some fond memories of building forts and huts from a variety of cardboard boxes, blankets stretched over the kitchen table and pinned down by chair legs, and a variety of materials from around the house piled up inside them for comfort.
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.