Teaching Youngsters Nature With Flower Power

May 06, 2021

With May upon us, spring is gradually getting warmer and summer is now near – which means many day nurseries in Cheshire will be able to take the children in their care outdoors.

It’s not just a bit of warmth and vitamin D that can be enjoyed, however; the opportunity to experience a few of the sights and sounds of spring is one of the great joys of childhood and one that should never be missed.

The spring flowers around us are a key part of that. The bright yellow of the daffodils and the purple and orange mix of crocuses may have gone, but now is a great time to explore the late spring blooms with youngsters, teaching them to recognise all of nature’s wonderful colours.

Dandelions are now the most prominent yellow bloom, although the pastel shades of yellow primroses are still around. This time of year also brings some deep red colours like poppies, as well as the pink of spring blossoms.

Perhaps the most striking colour of this time of year is blue. Whether it is forget-me-nots, bluebells, late-flowering iris or grape hyacinth, this highly popular colour is never so prominent as it is at this time of year.

Of course, pedants may argue that bluebells are really purple, but suffice to say that’s not something nursery age children are likely to be too concerned about. For seekers of genuine purple, however, there are always flowers like tulips and alliums.

Learning about the colours of nature is a great way for kids to start to understand the natural world and value it, a life lesson they will soon come to appreciate.

 It is also a great way to teach them about the changing of the seasons and how this affects nature. And when summer arrives, there will be a whole new bunch of flowers, blossoms and fruits to learn about.

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