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Murray House’s not so far away tree

- February 20, 2015

Some of the children from Murray House’s toddler program got in touch with nature as they did a little tree climbing around the base of the beautiful Camphor Laurel tree that grows just outside their centre.

Educators Patrick and Vivian took a small group of children for a little adventure to visit the big tree next door to the centre, which has a trunk that is just the right shape and height for a little safe exploring and climbing.


(L) A big wave from Jacinta, with educator Vivian; (R) Joel is quite the exlporer

Some of the children were quite bold, while others were little more tentative as they climbed up one side of the trunk and then carefully slid down the other. The children also enjoyed the tactile experiences of touching the tree’s rough but cool bark, scrunching up handfuls of fallen leaves and manipulating the many trigs and sticks littering the ground.


Educator Vivian says “It’s great that our children can get in touch with nature so easily here by just going for a walk with educators in our grounds”.


                               The perfect tree for young adventurers

"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them." - The Audubon Nature Preschool

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