Early Introductions to Sensory Gardens: Infants and Toddlers

Infants learn about the world through their senses:  touch, sight, sound, taste, and smell.  Creating safe, diverse and developmentally appropriate outdoor learning environments can offer benefits across curriculum and developmental areas.
The key to creating positive experiences in outdoor learning environments lies not only in the physical environment but with the modeling and behavior of caregivers.  Just as infants learn about relationships from how people touch/hold them and from the tones of voice or facial expressions, this is also how they learn about their relationship to the natural world around them.
Early sense of trust is not limited to having basic needs […]