Baby Play: Nature Shakers

I have always loved autumn

It is the season of my birth

The season of my wedding

The season that our first precious children were due to be born in

I love the beauty that autumn brings

The hope

Of new beginnings

I love the rich colours

I love autumn sunshine

The hint of frost

And I adore the fruits of the season

And the adventures that they bring



Pooh sticks!

Since September began

We have been collecting our autumn treasures

And today we decided we wanted to share them with Edie

So that she might also discover the joys of autumn

And begin to make her own memories of the season

Today we made some new discovery bottles

For Edie’s sensory play

We call them her Nature Shakers

And now we are sharing them with you

First you will need a plastic bottle or glass jar

To fill with your favourite autumn treasures

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We made three bottles for Edie

Conkers and acorns

conkers and acorns

Twigs and rice

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Conkers, sticks and acorns

conkers acorns and sticks

She has loved looking at them

Touching them

And listening to their sound

The rice and sticks made a softer sound

Than the harder conkers and acorns

They were more like a rain stick

The others like shakers

Edie loved both

Just as much

acorns and conkers

She spent a long time looking



Using her senses

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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
Helen Hunt Jackson

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