The importance of sensory play in early childhood

Did you know that babies learn about their world through their senses? Nature can provide all the learning babies need. Incredibly, nature play is the ultimate sensory experience for your baby. As parents, we may often feel pressured to buy toys that will help enhance our child’s development. We don’t need them all. We can provide natural, low cost activities…

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Let’s Go on a Bug Hunt!

‘We’re going on a bug hunt, we’re going to find some small ones…’ Going on a bug hunt with children is one of the most enjoying activities you can do outdoors and the best part is, is that it is free and a different experience every time. It also gives children, a deeper understanding of, and respect for, the mini-worlds…

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50 Outdoor Play Ideas on Rainy Days

‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes once said and this quote is pretty much what we stand for here at Eco Explorers. Playing outdoors in the rain provides many learning opportunities for children and exposes them to different sensory experiences. Rain droplets, snails, puddles and wiggly worms are just a few nature’s treasures…

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5 Daily rituals to restore and reconnect

Motherhood has changed me in ways I could have never imagined. It has shaken and tested me like nothing else. Yet at the same time, I have also felt love in it’s purest form. The love for your child is like no other. This period in isolation has brought up some pretty big emotions for me. How do I continue…

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Wild movement & WILD PLAY!

Have you ever just stopped and watched your children play? And by watching, I mean really observing them at a whole new level. Their interactions, their movements, their wild spirit. It’s something that is so unique to childhood. It’s that natural instinct that animals have to move and play freely and which children also have if given the opportunity, time…

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