Welcome back for another installment of our collaborative toddler series. This week Kristan, of Munchkin and Bean, and I are talking all about toddlers in nature!
If you look through this site enough, see all the fun activities we do, then you might get the wrong idea about my children CONSTANTLY having something to do, some activity planned out for them. What I don’t often take the time to show is what my kids do when left to their own devices, and I should share that because it is crucial to their development.
For our fairy garden this year, we decided to try and make our children’s favorite stories come to life for them.
Of course, before we could build castle, a hobbit hole, and a viking village, we had to plant a garden. (more…)
I’ve written quite a bit about the importance of nature to children and their development. Barring extreme weather conditions, I’ve made an effort to take my children outside almost everyday, whether it be for a few minute or a few hours, and they have very much benefited from this time connecting with nature.
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Yesterday I mentioned that I made decorations for two small trees, one for the indoor small world play area, the other was put to use in our outdoor fairy garden.