Children learn in endless ways, in many places, through all kinds of interests and different opportunities. The tools we provide children with can enhance their learning. These tools should be able to be used in many different ways, and taken to many different places. I make sure the tools I create for your child are open ended, because I believe that children know what they want to learn, they know what interests them, and what they want to find out next. It’s our job as adults to take a step back, provide children with tools that support them, in places that spark their imagination.
No matter where you are in the world and what your local birds are, you’ll be able to study them and create your own little flock to hang. The instructions and templates make this activity fun for any age and simple to do together.
Whether you’re in the city or surrounded by greenery, insects just have a way of creeping up on you. Children always seem to find them and they’re a wonderful opportunity to study creatures. These cards are so flexible -use them as identification cards, a memory game, storytelling prompts, nature journaling ideas, writing key words or as part of a nature display.
Keep track of the weather and learn about the elements. Young children will enjoy noticing what’s happening outside and choosing cards for their weather chart. A great opportunity for discussion, you could use this during circle time at the start of the day or as a reflection tool at bedtime.
If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to use The Little Oak Learning Rhythms then this 29 page topic will give you a taste. You’ll experience The Little Oak Learning Rhythm for two whole weeks through an original story with puppets and background, nature walks, crafts, recipes, songs and weekly and daily planning.