15 WAYS TO HELP YOUR TODDLER UNDERSTAND EXPLORE AND LOVE NATURE

Get up and get out for a little adventure with your toddler, preschooler or kindergartner. A little exploring of  the nature is going to do them a truckload of good  Boost their imagination and observation skills along with developing gross and fine motor. Navigate along with the little curious mind as she indulges all her senses in a variety of experiences. Pile up those toys, lock your doors and here we go!!!

1. Take a morning walk and simply admire and appreciate

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Hand in hand..walk together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go for that morning walk with your little one trotting by your side. Greet some people on the way.Admire the sparkling dew. Walk on the grass and make some wet footprints

2. Smell some flowers

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The beautiful apple blossoms..up on the trees!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am sure there must be plenty. Note their colours and textures. The beautiful yellow tulips and white lilies. The fragrant roses and the quiet petunias. Some grow on trees and some on shrubs. Others lay hidden in the grass

3. Hey, Look! What happened to the flower here? Did it turn into a berry?

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A little bud turned into flower and then into a little green berry and then into a ripe red strawberry

Pick the ripe ones for salad tonight and whilst you do so take care not to harm the plant.

4. Spot those little bugs, ants, bees and butterflies

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Buzz with the busy bee. follow it for sometime

Find out where all the ants are going. Listen to the bugs. Spot a grasshopper. Look at the colorful butterflies. No, don’t try to catch them. They all seem to have a world of their own.

5. Stack some stones

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stack them high

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or rocks. Learn the words heavy and light, big and small. They don’t feel smooth like your blanket, do they? Rocks are so rough

6. Get creative with the sticks

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You can make a nest like those birds

Learn the words big and small. Create something with those sticks.

7. Splash in the rain

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This is fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wear a rain coat or grab an umbrella or, just go out and feel those fresh drops rain. Splash, splash and splash. Sail a boat. But if it thunders come inside

8. Get your hands dirty! play with some mud

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You can wash up later

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apparently, mud play is good for children. Think playdough. It’s an open-ended toy with many possibilities. It nurtures creativity. Research has proven that mud play boosts serotonin and improves immunity.

9. Take a nap under the trees this afternoon

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Feel close to nature. breathe some fresh air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toddlers love trees. Be it running around them, climbing them or hanging from the branches.

10. Make up a silly story. All the characters are right there!

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Jay and Fay

Name those tree Jay and Fay just for fun. So Jay and Fay had a fight last night. Look at all the fallen leaves.

11. Then a squirrel came by and patched them up

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Clever little squirrel

So feed a squirrel or a rabbit. We don’t know who exactly stopped the fight. We were asleep last night.

12. Sow a seed

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They get thirsty too!

and water it. Watch it grow into a beautiful plant.

13. Watch your shadow

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Mommy’s got one too

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes on the front and sometimes back. Shorter by noon and larger in the morning and evening, this fascinating shadow imitates all your actions. Look at its funny shape when you bend!!

14. Watch the sunset

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beautiful isn’t it

Now is the time you can directly look at the sun, as it slowly gets darker and darker.

15. Say good night to the moon and stars

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Every day before you sleep. Some nights there are many. Some nights, they hide behind the clouds, nevertheless, they will come out tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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