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Why It Is So Important To Bring Nature Into Our Classrooms

Thasin Rahim

June 5, 2020

Can bringing nature to the classroom add to the imagination of the child?

The tech-savvy, adult world that we’re living in should stay out of our nursery and preschool classrooms - as much as possible, at least. It’s not about making phones, tablets and computer games a forbidden fruit for our children, but about considering that they mustn’t lose touch with nature, natural elements (“Children are better at identifying Pokémon characters than real animals and plants”) and everyday life activities – as simple as watering plants or cooking a basic meal (Practical Life exercises, as the Montessori method names them).

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