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Fairy Gardens and Nature Play March 12, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — gardenexplorer1 @ 6:56 am

The Garden has become a place for imaginative play this year! Third grade students have brought their inside learning out into the garden, playing Kumeyaay at recess, gathering parts of plants, grinding clay with stones, and having fun in nature.

When a mountain mahogany tree limb fell over during our big storm, we turned it on its side, cut off branches, and put these “fort making” materials out into the garden. A new world was born!Image

We have also added a bin of nature play materials — small rocks, tree “cookies’, twigs, leaves, and wood. It’s amazing to see what children are doing and creating. Studies show that access to nature changes the way children play — giving them opportunities for cooperative play as opposed to competitive ball games on the black top. See what our creative children have been doing in the garden!

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