Tree buds swelling …..
Birds singing bright and early …..
Green plants peeking through the dirt …..
Spring starts slowly then bursts upon us!
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.
Exploring the subtle changes that brings on spring encourages children to be scientific observers. Through hands-on activities, children:
· Explore the signs of spring, and how living things react to longer days and warmer temperatures
· Learn about maple syrup time, and the yumminess of maple syrup
· Discover how birds use many materials to make their nest
Spring is a time of new beginnings and rejuvenation. Discover with your children all the wonders of spring!