I was doing some reading about Reggio Emilia which is an approach to early childhood education which began in a city of the same name in Italy just after the Second World War. There are many things that I love about this approach to children and play. I love that it encourages natural light, beautiful materials and child led play and development. I love that it encourages exploration using all of our senses. Most of all though, I love how it embraces nature and it is definitely something I am keen to read more about and improve my somewhat limited knowledge on.
I have seen so many posts on Cloud Dough at the moment and was keen to give it a go, even just so that I could see what all the fuss was about!! Cloud dough is very simple to make, it's 8 parts flour to 1 part oil. I made it with vegetable oil so that it would be completely safe if Master R put some in his mouth.