Playing with natural materials

IMG_1845Many people certainly know forest day-cares, where the children are raised close to the nature.

But even conventional day-care centers can deal with natural materials, such as it would be possible to introduce a game day with exclusively natural materials, where it doesn’t just involve outside, but also in the rooms.

The following materials are suitable:
Chestnuts, acorns, kien cones, beechnuts, moss, wool, felt, leaves, sticks, sand, stones, water, straw, nuts, corks, dried flowers, grasses, etc.

A particularly stimulating and appropriate combination would be ‘Invent Mathematics’ the concept of Kerensa Lee – the concept includes the provision of a material in large quantities, the children begin to sort, stack and set pattern. So the children are confronting mathematical basic experiences unconsciously.