One day, while walking out the door to consult with an low income urban early childhood program, my eyes fell upon some recycled containers and a few acorns and leaves collected from walks with my dog. This is how Nattles™ – nature rattles – were born.
It is my dream to bring nature up close for all young children, especially those who spend most of their waking hours in an early childhood center with little access to outdoor play or natural environments.
Many of my workshops for teachers and parents focus on the experience of selecting a nature object, drawing it, naming it, and making it a friend. It’s quite amazing how much we can learn about ourselves, and about how children think and feel, from experiencing nature up close.
Please visit this section of my website again soon for more information on this exciting new product, which I am developing for a wider audience!