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How we create nurseries without toys?

 

Nurseries without toys

At Curiosity Approach settings we have moved away from plastic toys and electronic gadgets. Opting for the use of loose parts, recycled and authentic resources.

'REAL' items that can be found at home!

Treasures rescued are from car boots, op or charities shops. Items that normally would be left unloved or thrown away. Authentic real resources which allow children to explore, investigate and discover.

WHY?
Manufactured, plastic electronic toys are becoming more and more intelligent, they perform, move and entertain children. They play MORE than the child does!

Children are sadly becoming passive learners, watching toys act out, as lights flash and noises sound. Children are sitting watching instead of becoming fully immersed in PLAY.

Our mission is to bring PLAY back to childhoods, to rejuvenate children's desire to tinker potter and explore. To be active learners and motivated to be curious, deeply engaged in PLAY.

"Play is essential to our social skills, adaptability, intelligence, creativity, ability to problem solve and more."
Stuart Brown MD

Authentic resources offer multi-sensory sensory experiences. PLASTIC TOYS look and feel the same.

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Stephanie Bennett

This article was written by Stephanie Bennett, One of the Co-founders of The Curiosity Approach, alongside Lyndsey Hellyn. We're more than just another consultancy company, together we want to impact on early years. To make a change to the educational system. To inspire practitioners to bring back curiosity, awe and wonder to childhood and to the lives of educators.

Lyndsey Hellyn

This article was written by Lyndsey Hellyn, One of the Co-founders of The Curiosity Approach, alongside Stephanie Bennett. We're more than just another consultancy company, together we want to impact on early years. To make a change to the educational system. To inspire practitioners to bring back curiosity, awe and wonder to childhood and to the lives of educators.

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