"To a young child, the world is full of materials to touch, discover and explore. To find,
collect, sort, and use materials is to embark on a special kind of adventure. For adults, gathering
materials means rediscovering the richness and beauty in natural, unexpected, and recyclable
objects that are all around us, but not often noticed.
One way to rediscover our own creative impulses is to see possibilities in materials. Children
possess a natural openness to the potential of materials.
When adults become aware of this process, they find ways to watch and listen to children.
Children and adults become collaborators as they discover, collect, sort, arrange, experiment,
create, construct, and think with materials. The goal is to allow children to become fluent
with materials – as if materials were a language.”
– Introduction to Beautiful Stuff! Learning with Found Material by Cathy Weisman Topal & Lella Gandini
Our school setting is a home-like environment that encourages children to feel comfortable, to grow, and to THRIVE! We incorporate many things into our school environment including...
Plants and Flowers
Wooden Shelves and Structures
Recycled and Repurposed Objects
Branches, Twigs, and Leaves
Yarn, Wire, and String