This month we’ve been getting wild about learning and have gone on a nature scavenger hunt in our local area. We took photos of everything we collected using our Zoomy™ 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope which has made them appear up to 54 times bigger! Can you identify all ten items in the photographs below?
Product Testing: GeoSafari® Jr. Critter Habitat
Name: Jo from Pickle & Poppet
Age of children: Reuben is 3 and Jessica is a baby
“Jo is a Parenting & Lifestyle blogger and enjoys writing about family life. This can be anything from toddler tantrums, children’s activities and days out to reviewing books and everything in between.”
Bring the outdoors in with these 10 fun nature crafts and activities! Young learners can take inspiration from outdoor environments and use natural materials to create works of art. From wind chimes and journey sticks to leaf rubbings and bird nests, there is something for everyone!
“Art is a harmony parallel with nature”
Global Wind Day is on the 15th of June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth. We visited the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham, Norfolk, to meet with Head of the Centre, Paul Woodmin. We asked him about the centre and their vision for a greener future.
Fresh Veggies Day is on the 16th of June and emphasises the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables every day.
Liz Roffe is our Sales Office Manager and resident vegetable grower! We caught up with her to find out about her vegetable patch and asked for hints, tips and recipe inspiration in celebration of Fresh Veggies Day!
This month we are taking part in The Wildlife Trusts’ #30dayswild campaign! We took a trip to Cley Marshes Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast to meet with their Community Education Officer, Rachael Wright. We asked her all about the campaign, why it is so important and how you can get involved!
A trip to the beach is often filled with excitement as young learners take on the role of adventurers and explorers! The beach environment sparks their natural curiosity and provides the freedom to explore nature in a fun, creative and practical way. Rich in different textures, smells, sights and tastes, a trip to the beach can ignite the senses and is perfect for all types of learners.
This month we are getting wild about learning and taking to the great outdoors to spend time surrounded by nature. The outdoors offers rich learning experiences and inspires creativity and imagination! Nursery educator, Margaret McMilan, once said ‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky’ and we agree!
Name: Shelly from OFamily Learning Together
Age of child: 8 and 6 years old
Product testing: Mathlink® Cubes Activity Set
“Shelly is a Chartered Accountant who is now a home-educating mum to two kids. She blogs about the learning activities that they do at home and shares resources that they have used and enjoyed on the OFamily Learning Together blog.”
Fibonacci’s real name was Leonardo Pisano Bogollo. He was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1170. History states that Fibonacci was his nickname which roughly translates as “Son of Bonacci”. His father was a merchant named Guglielmo Bonaccio.
He travelled widely and traded extensively.
Maths was incredibly important to those in the trading industry, and Fibonacci’s passion for numbers was cultivated in his youth. He spent his childhood in North Africa where he studied the Hindu-Arabic arithmetic system and learnt of decimal numbers.