Curious bits & bobs
The Curiosity Approach is more than just beautiful play spaces… So grab a cuppa, settle down and delve deeply inside our articles...
Why not print them out and put them in your staff rooms...
At The Curiosity Approach, we absolutely love Authentic resources, recycled materials and loose parts.
We spend endless hours searching carboots for eclectic resources for children to handle, investigate & explore. As part of The Curiosity Approach we aim to ensure that environments and children’s play spaces offer a calm & tranquil place to become engaged in deep levels & sustained thinking.
Gone are walls plastered with identical pieces of artwork, directed by adults to create a uniform and cloned “craptivity”.
Gone are windows painted of nursery images, wasted hours that could be best spent interacting with children or allowing natural light to flood through into nursery rooms.
A Curiosity Approach educational setting would be adorned with Authentic resources, wooden items, baskets and a natural tranquil feel throughout.
A carboot, charity or Op shop is an ideal place to find authentic resources and wooden natural treasures. Wooden items are incredibly special and we are extremely lucky to be able to handle, explore and investigate infinitely variable and immensely beautiful wood ranging from wicker baskets to native carvings or exquisite hard woods.
These durable authentic resources offer children the opportunity to experience nature first hand and become connected to our natural world through play. Just as importantly, by recycling and re-using authentic resources we are ensuring that we do our small bit for the environment and prevent these beautiful items going into land fill before their time.
So what are we looking for?
Serving salad bowls
Wooden carved balls
So now you have your wooden shopping list for another carboot treasure hunt, keep your eyes peeled for these incredible resources. They adapt beautifully into any room from pre-school to babies. As always you need to do your own risk assessments on all items collected before allowing children to explore and investigate them.
Remember these items are not toys! However, with robust risk assessments and supervision, these many resources will provide endless opportunities for learning.
Be curious, have fun, make a difference!