The nursery that took all the children’s toys away

Children are voracious consumers, particularly of toys. Their toy chests may be bursting but they are still desperate for the latest Beanie Baby or Action Man. Depriving children of their toys seems punitive, yet a growing number of nurseries in Germany do just this. For three months of the year they put away their toys, … Continue reading The nursery that took all the children’s toys away

Growing number of nurseries ditching plastic toys for sticks and mud

An increasing number of nurseries are ditching colourful, plastic toys and going down the route of offering children natural resources to play with such as sand, water and sticks that don’t constrict play or direct it in any way. This decision to spurn plastic toys started on a minor scale with heuristic play, a term … Continue reading Growing number of nurseries ditching plastic toys for sticks and mud