Do you ever need a theme other than nature?
We have been enjoying our playtime in nature during the recent warm, spring weather. It’s difficult to tell who enjoys it more, me, Noah (5 mon), or Boaz (3 yrs). I can’t say enough good things about my toddler’s reactions to nature. I enjoy incorporating nature (sand, ocean animals, more animals) into our shelf work (Montessori-inspired). Sometimes my toddler needs a little encouragement as we drive by the playground and head to the beach, woods, or water areas. The playground equipment calls to him. We go there too, after we play in nature. Since I talk it up so much, I thought I’d show some pictures to prove we really do it! You’ll see some pictures of a scenic park off of a lake where you can walk along the water, through the woods, and down to a beach. We discovered a pair of ducks and built (rather destroyed) sand castles. At home, I made activities with sand and toy animals – matching games, words games, and sensorial activities – to bring nature into the house and continue the theme.
I think that God’s curriculum is Nature.