Puddles for jumping …..
Flowers stretching to meet the morning sun ..…
Spring is a time of freshness and new beginnings.
Things come alive in the spring … birds busy building nests, plants sprouting new leaves and flowers, children exploring things that have been hidden for a few months. Children love to walk in a gentle summer rain, run through puddles, and discover all the new things growing from the ground. Providing children opportunities to explore their natural surroundings not only encourages a love of nature but helps them develop inquiry skills and higher levels of thinking.
After weeks of being cooped up inside because of cold, winter weather, we are all anxious to get outside and look for those first signs of spring. Teaching children to really ‘look at’ and use all of their senses to discover the changes in their environment that heralds spring is something that they can use to examine and explore all of their surroundings. Being aware of their surroundings is one way we can help children gain confidence by feeling safe, in control and able to make good decisions about their actions.
Spring is a time of new beginnings and rejuvenation. Discover with your children all the wonders of spring! The Season of Spring Resource helps you do this with 16 complete activity plans.