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.”
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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