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street signs to go with floor maps. Print, cut out, assemble and use. All steps incorporate fine motor practice at different levels.

Printable Traffic Signs for Kids | Doodles and Jots

Perfect Intersection

Imaginary Foundation The Undivided Mind Men's T - Men's T - Store

Great article on setting up natural play spaces. Love the point that the author mentions from a talk by Nancy Blakey : "90% of our best childhood memories take place outdoors." ~ Def true for my childhood.

How to Set Up a Natural Play Space for your Kids


I love her children's sign-in sheet with their pictures! Love her ideas for incorporating nature throughout her program Read and implement soon

little acorns: November 2011

Snowflake Wreath | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Tessa Rose Natural Playspaces Blogspot: Another new 2014 Project

Tessa Rose Natural Playspaces Blogspot: Another new 2014 Project

Using logs and natural wood shapes pushes the problem solving skills because of the different sizes and edges.

Letting Children Go Wild: A new approach to the design of play areas is giving a boost to childhood health and development 11-07-2012 // By Heather Millar

Letting Children Go Wild - National Wildlife Federation

Reggio Emilia Classroom Design | Reggio classroom

Weighing set - Math invitation to play - Homemade Rainbows

Homemade Rainbows's Photos - Homemade Rainbows | Facebook

Leave plastic animals in a bin outside (near the garden, next to the sandbox, next to a patch of trees, etc) -- when children go outside to play, they can use them and let their imaginations run wild! My recommendation: the children should only play with these toys outside -- that way, they'll look forward to playing outside -- make sure they run around too ;)

let the children play: Be Reggio-Inspired: Outdoor Environments

Movable outdoor storage w/ pallets.

DIY Pallet/Basket Combo

Natural resource creation at Tu Tamariki - Play Based Learning (",)

Inviting tinkering area at Havenview PS - Tasmania... image shared by Walker Learning Approach: Personalised Learning