‘Teaching children about the Natural World should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives’ Thomas Berry
As a NNEB Qualified Nursery Nurse, my passion for photography is one aspect of my interests. I am also passionate about Early Years Education (largely through hands on experience & play) and giving children every opportunity to embrace nature. I am a firm believer in the benefits of nature on all aspects of our health & well-being. I share in the very real concern about the lack of play space & over subscription of many of our schools in London. This video by David Attenborough ‘Conserving Wonder’ is excellent for explaining the challenges, but also what is needed and why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImZhcNIL07s
I have decided to marry up some of my interests to bring you very affordable (often free) activity ideas that will help your children embrace nature. I hope my ideas will be inspiring and help you to embrace nature in a new way. If you complete any of the activities and wish to share your little one’s art work with me, I would very much love to see it and will post it up here, so please email me with your child/children’s first name only & age to firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Exploring, Making, Doing, Creating!
A frosty day like today is a great opportunity to get out with the kids and explore the frost on things, a little science (google it if you need a helping hand) & then back home to warm up and make snowflakes or frost pictures of their own using silver/white glitter, or sugar, or desiccated coconut to create the frosted effect. Alternatively you could cut out the snowflakes if the children are too young for scissors and then they can use the above materials to decorate the snowflakes.