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Spring 2010 Toys
Ages: 3 - 12 yrs.
Price: $34.99
This all-in-one kit is packed inside an organic cotton shoulder bag filled with eco-friendly items designed to help children explore nature through a variety of sensory activities. Open the bag to find tools such as recycled cardboard leaf viewers, a rubber wood magnifying glass, soy-based crayons, hemp twine and organic cotton blindfolds. The 19-page booklet provides detailed instructions for more than 15 activities that teach children to observe nature through sight, sound and texture using the tools provided.

To observe colors, children collect small items such as blades of grass or flower petals and attach them to an adhesive strip on the recycled cardboard color cards and make a natural montage. In the "Hug a Tree" activity, children cover their eyes with the blindfold to focus on how the bark on different trees feels. And in "Hat of Silence," children listen to the sounds of the world around them.

After completing all the activities, our family has used the bag for backyard adventures, walks around the neighborhood and as the inspiration for a bug-themed birthday party.

Jessica Hensley   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Jessica Hensley is a web designer, yoga and fitness enthusiast and proud mother of two very active young boys. She has been working with family and educational websites for over 12 years.

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