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10. Nature

Children's Activities - NatureThe natural world is full of wonder and a treasure trove to explore. Spend some time with your little one exploring your garden, the local park and so on. 

Take a small bag and make a collection of special things you find. Create a mini monocular from a cut down paper tube – this helps to draw our attention to the small details of what is around. Take paper and crayons and do rubbings on different surfaces e.g. the bark of a tree, the wooden fence, the concrete path. Find a ‘pet rock’. Throw pebbles into water and watch the the water ripple out.

Learning

These experiences help children learn about the world around them, cause and effect, developing their whole body, keeping alive their natural ability to wonder, helps children to calm and regulate emotions.

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