Naturalizing your Indoor Early Learning Child Care Environment
This workshop considered how educators can enhance their existing early learning and child care environments by bringing ‘the outdoors indoors’ to create aesthetically attractive natural environments that spark the curiosity and sense of wonder for children and adults. The session considered how educators can actively engage children and families in the naturalization of their indoor environments. Participants had an opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions with fellow educators and engage with a variety of natural materials that they can add to their indoor environments.
“I am now more confident with allowing children to have more nature items and taking more risks with them.”
“The most meaningful part of this workshop was learning the different ways you can add nature into activities.”