Children playing outside creates a love for their environment and creates a positive environmental ethic. Imaginary play enhances childrens cognitive learning experience, it allows them to freely explore the world they live in.
On hot summer days we head down to the beach and relax in the sand dunes. Ever since the children were little I would make these little fishies for imaginary play.
I bend a stalk in half and wrap it around itself, then wrap another piece of plant backwards and forwards to create a body.
So when you are next out, grab a twig of nature and see what you can make.