Explore The Great Outdoors with Baby Jack
We at Baby Jack design fabrics with education in mind. We love any opportunity to explore, teach and offer ways to experience your surroundings. Many of our fabrics aim to teach about nature, appreciation of the outdoors and animals.
No matter where you live, there are endless places to explore outdoors. Fall is the perfect time to get out and experience the beautiful colors and the crisp air. The National Association for the Education of Young Children shares "Children are natural explorers. Set some basic boundaries, and let the child discover. The learning will come. Children use all of their senses to explore. They look and listen to observe what is happening around th
em, touch what they can reach, smell the fresh scents of nature, and occasionally taste when given permission. They run, jump, dig, and climb as they discover new places".
Not only can you burn off some energy, but there are many activities that can be played anywhere. Grab a bag and look for fun nature items, Sticks leaves and nuts make the perfect craft material. Use those items to sort by size, shape or color. Count them, talk about where they came from. Create a list of things you may see and turn it into a fun nature scavenger hunt. Or a simple game of Eye Spy.
Talk with your child, Ask questions about the weather, the trees, the scenery. Why are the leaves changing colors? What season are we in? Observe the wildlife and talk about what they eat. Take a seat and close your eyes. Listen to the sounds and talk about what you hear. Do you feel wind even though you cant see it? There are endless open ended questions to engage your child while exploring the world around them.
Going on outdoor adventures gives children the freedom and space to shout, jump, run around, hop and skip. Being outside is an exciting sensory experience for babies and toddlers.