importance of exploring and connecting to Nature is often an overlooked aspect
of child development. Feeling the
texture of snow, having it melt in your hands and being able to manipulate it
by squeezing it and scooping it are all examples of how children learn about
the world around them. Adding real
materials such as measuring cups and spatulas help facilitate fine motor
development and cause and effect skills.
Adding light to the snow gives it a magical quality. The light shines through, changing the colour
of the snow and allowing it to glow.
This sparks a wonder in children as they seek to understand the changing
qualities and abilities of the snow.
Don McMahon R,ECE
Tawni Johnston R,ECE BA/BED