A wild heart


Instilling a love for the natural world in children and encouraging their own natural curiosity about the world in which we live.

“The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”

Maria Montessori 

I am a teacher at a Montessori school.

Children are encouraged to use their hands to explore by touching, feeling, and doing. 

In this activity they used red and yellow paint, flowers, and pinecones.

I believe that if we want adults to have a reverence, a love and respect for the natural world then we have to give them the opportunity to explore it when they are very young. 

We have to teach them that “nature” isn’t a separate place but that we are all connected in one natural world and that when we care for our world we care for ourselves. 

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  1. anything and everything made by a grandchild is precious. after 17 years, I am running out of room to store all the sweet goodies ...

    happy thanksgiving to you and your lovely family ...

  2. We are the caretakers of the earth, and have sure done a shameful job of it! Yes, children need taught to respect, love, and appreciate their beautiful world, and I am glad you are doing this. It is important!

  3. I like this image. Thank you for teaching the next generation. May they take better care of the earth than we have!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/11/sleepy-head.html

  4. An interesting post!
    Have always been interested in the world according to children.

  5. I think it is so wonderful that you are doing this.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I think we sometimes forget that it's our job to teach little ones what is important in life. Great post and adorable image :)

    What a fantastic addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week!


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