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Take you kids outside!! no surprise really as they are allowed to develop at their own pace and find stuff out by themselves and develop a genuine interest in natural objects. #ProjectWildThing #ForestSchools

Take you kids outside! no surprise really as they are allowed to develop at their own pace and find stuff out by themselves and develop a genuine interest in natural objects.

Natures Gymnasium - the natural gym of the woods with kids, balance, stamina, climbing and fitness all within a free environment and open air

Natures Gymnasium - the natural gym of the woods with kids, balance, stamina, climbing and all within a free environment and open air.

How to deepen your child's understanding of the world around them. Observe & document with children! Children seem to notice everything around them and share an excitement that can even be overwhelming at times. Use these tips for observation and sketching to help children to see and understand their world as it functions.

How to Deepen Your Child's Understanding of the World Around Them

Is it just me, or do children seem to notice everything? They notice the beauty of the leaves blowing in the trees on a windy day. They notice the fans spinning overhead in church, and pause in wonder at.

Delightfully child-like craft.

DIY magnetic silly putty - I am not sure what all goes into it or if it toxic, etc. but the idea of it is REALLY neat. I am going to have to check into that during out magnet unit in science this year!

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Zoo Scavenger Hunt Printables and Book Lists

Nanny binder: ultimate guide -  Do you have signed Nanny Emergency Consent Form?

Ultimate Guide: Nanny Portfolio

David Elkind on early childhood, and formal academic education

***David Elkind*** Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk ///The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally///The Hurried Child

Play is Learning

"I am Let Me Play"--- same with 2 year olds and younger. Play is so important to development and learning.

Principles of Play: from Chazan - Play Dr Mom... The state of play is also the creative state. If we are not playing while creating, then we are in our left (analytical) brain and not in a truly creative state.

Principles of Play: from Chazan

Principles of Play: from Chazan - Play Dr Mom. The state of play is also the creative state. If we are not playing while creating, then we are in our left (analytical) brain and not in a truly creative state.