Encourage Your Grandkids To Get Back In Touch With Nature

Keep your grandkids smiling, off the screens and involved in their environment

It’s so important to get the little ones outside and in touch with nature, the developmental benefits are endless, promoting physical, social, and emotional growth. Although screens are essential to the modern world, excessive time on tablets and mobile devices has been linked with lower attention spans in later life.


So, we thought we’d give you some tips to help mix up their playtime and get in touch with nature as well as some of our favourite products to go along with them.  

Get Outdoors 

It may seem like the most obvious of environmental endeavours, but getting to experience the great outdoors is essential for instilling children with a love and appreciation of all things bright and beautiful. By exposing children to everything about nature, they will grow naturally curious about the environment and begin to understand the importance of caring for it. Below we have featured our bug hunting kit, perfect for the little explorer. 


Follow their interests 

It’s important to show the little ones the fun side of nature. Sometimes you need to let them discover the world through their own eyes, rather than yours. So, ask them what they would like to do. This is why we have designed toys to follow individual interests. These Montessori memory makers tailor to everyone from lovers of cars to princesses.  


Bring nature to them

Why not turn your garden into the perfect retreat for our favourite flying friends? Having the right collection of plants is a great starting point, with honeysuckles, foxgloves, and lavender as popular amongst brilliant bugs as they are for us glorious garden seekers. Kids can also take the chance to learn about the lifecycle of plants with their own Growing Plants Printout – pruning perfection for the environmentally intrigued. This will help to make nature more accessible to them, opening up the idea of grand exploration. Below are a few great garden toys that can keep them entertained.


Become an environmental artist  

You can use all manner of things to help get the little ones more in touch with nature. Mini projects will help create memories between you both as you work together to solve problems. Some idea's to consider, build a hotel for bugs, build a bee house, create flowerbeds from old card or even birdboxes from scrap wood.
If you’re looking for something to help build your creations why not try our little helpers gardening kit.


Keep them engaged 

Finally, try to keep them engaged. Turn anything you do for fun together into a game. We can offer a helping hand through our range of award-winning games, great for indoor and outdoor play they’re sure to keep you playing collaboratively, making memories while remaining fit and healthy.
Take a look at these fantastic giant chalks that keep the kids entertained for hours. Teach them how to draw or how to create the old age game of hop scotch. 
We also have Kubb another brilliant game for all ages that can be played indoor and out. You can teach them the art of patience, hand eye coordination and team work. 


If you enjoyed reading this guide and would like to look at more brilliant toys and games to encourage your grandchildren to get back in touch with nature.
Please click this link to see more.

Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.

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