Play is the vital essence of life. Play is the stick that stirs the drink. It is what makes life lively.
Natural Pod invites you to explore nature and natural items with your senses and explains how you can introduce and teach the wonders of nature to children.
Your presentation this morning was absolutely wonderful! My students were just buzzing today telling their peers in other classes about the incredible ideas to bring nature indoors. You made a huge impression on those students.
It was so exciting to see our dream become a reality! The space is now cozy and practical, inviting child-centred play and exploration. We can’t wait to see how use of the space will evolve.
We believe these Natural Pod materials have supported open-ended play greatly. They encourage the teachers and children to think and play creatively with the material resulting in interesting experiences for all.
We’ve found that all these purposeful choices – in the way we interact with consumption, in the way we honour our children’s freedom of play – lead to calmer, happier staff and more self-regulated, joyful children.
By providing the children of our classroom true space and time for play with Natural Pod toys and furniture that neither off-gas, nor unfairly burden the Earth, we give them, and future generations, the best chance possible.
When the opportunity arose to outfit our new Kindergarten spaces it was incredibly important that the classroom materials be natural, environmentally responsible, and locally made in British Columbia.