Playing with natural resources encourages children to develop their own theories about the world around them. Children’s innate sense of wonder makes them natural scientists.
Through interesting objects and experiences children engage in exploratory play. They develop a sense of themselves as an ‘explorer’. They can learn to be confident in asking questions and making their own discoveries.
A large Sandpit in a sunny sheltered position
An adequate supply of clean sand
Tools for scooping, tunnelling and digging include spades, scoops, shovels of varying sizes
Containers for filling, measuring and carrying. For example, buckets, basins, pots, plastic containers, funnels, sieves, and colanders
Natural resources like leafy branches, wild flowers, feathers, shells, pebbles, seaweed, stones, pumice and driftwood
Day trips to explore creeks and rock pools
I played and learnt alongside my kids till they went to school. The friendships we made as a family is priceless. Playcentre was our village. I didn’t just watch them grow, I grew with them.
“It is a great way for you and your child to socialise and to learn through play and be a part of the community”.