11 hours ago
4 days ago
“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets. And any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.”
Luther Burbank (American horticulturalist and botanist, 1849-1926)
Our wonderful educators in the Babies Room created a beautiful, engaging and inspiring natural material play experience this past week. It was packed full of sensory opportunities for the children, with so many different colours and textures to be explored.
The use of natural objects for learning, links well to Belonging, Being, Becoming; the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (2009).
Natural objects relate to:
Belonging – natural objects are mostly found from the local area.
Being – children engaging in play instinctively with natural objects thus demonstrating positive dispositions towards learning.
Becoming – children develop a connection to and appreciation for nature that stays with them as an adult exploring nature. ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
"What a child can do today with assistance, she will be able to do by herself tomorrow". - Lev Vygotsky. ... See MoreSee Less