The natural world holds an inherent fascination for young children. In this book you will find a wide variety of original and innovative activities that will build upon their existing knowledge and curiosity through investigating and exploring flowers, trees, and plants. The activities have been devised with the aim of making the ordinary seem extraordinary – through looking at the world from alternative angles and with an enquiring mind.
There is a strong emphasis on speaking and listening, learning through exploration and developing skills associated with scientific enquiry. Children are encouraged to collaborate and co-operate with others, sharing their experiences together and then participating in the joint construction of new knowledge and fresh understandings. Taking part in these activities will help children develop a caring and responsible attitude towards the world around them, which could grow into a life long interest.