The Curiosity Approach

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The Curiosity Approach
The Curtiosity Approach is exactly what is says, approaching curiosity. A lot of nurseries in the UK are still using the plastic fantastic toys that is in every supermarket and toy retailer, however the Curiosity Approach is revolutionising the way nuseries teach and the resources they have to offer. The curiosity approach is about using open ended reasources towards the childrens development and allowing them to explore at the their own pace rather than setting out toys and activties that only have one function or outcome.   
Open resources such as buttons, ribbons, bobbins, boxes etc, can be used towards a childs development and imagination and multiple things can be created from such simple things. These resources are also a lot cheaper than the plastic fantastic toys and also offer a lot more brain stimulation than they do. Just from taking a box, it can be used as a car, a boat, a house, a truck that is being driven on a safari and kitchen roll tubes can be used binoculars. The possibilities are endless, especially for a child. 
It’s all about using authentic resources. From using old vinyls, to real teapots in the home corner, your turning someones trash into a childs treasure. By using real items too like ceramic teapots, it teaches the children to have respect for their property. A ceramic teapot is more likely to break if it is dropped than a plastic tea pot that was bought in one of those tea sets for children. Using the plastic teapot means they can throw it around and have no breakages yet a cermaic teapot offers a different outcome. It will break when thrown around a room and could cause some damage, therefore respect should be taught to young children.

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Jess is a Nursery Room Manager with over 5 years of experience working in a nursery setting.

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