|craft supplies,,,conkers, pine cones, acorns, leaves and sticks|
We need to go on a couple more nature walks to add to our collection of conkers, acorns leaves and pine cones so that there is a good supply. I absolutely love this time of year, the colours are beautiful. Autumn really is a season to be embraced because in my opinion it's all too quickly over. Nature really does provide opportunities for exploration and adventure and if you let them children will enthusiastically engage with their natural environment at this time of year and with such exciting materials to be found the possibilities for craft are endless. Recent studies carried out by the RSPB and The National Trust show a worrying disconnect between children and nature, highlighted by the BBC's Environment Correspondent Matt McGrath this week. Perhaps this revelation will encourage parents and schools to allow children to explore, enjoy and learn from nature but we have to let them get out there and experience it.
This weekend we will be out in local woodland walking through the crispy leaves, getting muddy, building dens and collecting............I can't wait.