19 October 2015

Let's Go Outside // Inspiring The Small

With the Nature Nurtures approach in mind (and the fact that our small loves nothing more than to be outside), last spring we transformed our back garden into an adventure ground.

A mud track for his cars, a fully equipped mud kitchen (complete with 'plumbed' sink and hob details), a bee nesting pole and bird feeding table, decking for growing his own plants and tomatoes (complete with hedgehog feeding station underneath); a tepee to shelter in, a mini beast mansion and log pile to encourage bugs and mammals, and finally our latest addition - a fire pit to enjoy cocoa around before bed in these Autumn and Winter months.

We have already enjoyed watching the bees making nests during the summer months, exploring and escorting mini beasts to their mansion, feeding our array of garden birds and our resident hedgehogs too.

The scope for imaginative play is huge, messy play has been a huge hit with mud pie making and garden maintenance, and his connection and understanding of nature and wildlife has developed hugely.

Why not let your imagination run wild and get creative with your outdoor space, to inspire your small.

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