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Feeding the cows (Farm Visits)

Feeding the cows                                                                                    Our next visit allowed us to see what happens to the ‘brown and spotty cows’ who, were in the fields on our first visit. On arriving at the farm we noticed … Continue reading

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Walking the Land (Farm Visits)

Farm Visits   Over the last year we have been privileged to visit a farm in the different seasons. Walking the land What a diverse place a farm is. As we walked past hedgerows blackbird, sparrows, chirped with excitement. The ground … Continue reading

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Harvesting with a combine – an exact science (Farm Visits)

Farm Visits  Over the last year we have been privileged to visit a farm in the different seasons.  Harvesting with a combine – an exact science  “What a fantastic visit.” “Amazing” “perfect” “what a journey” so relaxing” “How does that … Continue reading

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Look at these great ideas for outdoor play!

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Spring is here

Last week we were on holiday.  When we arrived home the garden had changed from a tranquil green carpet to a swaying riot of yellow.  My little boy ran outside and quickly returned crying “Mummy come quick, they have grown. … Continue reading

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Playing With Emotions – Body Play – The Play and Playground News Center

Playing With Emotions – Body Play – The Play and Playground News Center. I found this article fascinating and totally agree that we should be focusing on how children learn and experience their world.  I am now off to read … Continue reading

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Small world play

Today I was reminded of the importance of small world play. Here at Natural Explorers we use small world play in a variety of ways the most obvious being pretend role play.  But when we mix a variety of materials … Continue reading

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Winter walks

Happy New Year Take a walk in the cold, maybe crisp, maybe damp air this winter. Here’s one I took with family over the holidays.  Christmas morning – blue sky, sunshine perfect for a little perambulation.  A step outside into … Continue reading

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Discoveries 2013

“Discovery by its very nature is empowering” December:  Trees are almost bare.  We noticed the blackbirds and pigeons having an argument about who was going to eat the holly berries!  Blackbirds won. November: Forgaging for nuts brought a great haul of … Continue reading

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