Cultural Materials & Supplemental Activities

Children are naturally interested in the world around them, and the Cultural materials make available that entire world. These may include lessons in Botany, Geography, Anatomy or Zoology. Children may investigate pictures of children from around the world, then identify their homes on maps. They may learn the names of leaves and trees around our campus, then classify those into their genus and species. They may prepare and taste foods from around the world, learn cultural dances or begin to identify country’s flags. 
 
The Cultural materials include activities such as the World Puzzle Maps, through which children identify continents and countries around the world and the Solar System, through which children begin to understand the magnitude of the universe. Children may experiment with chemical reactions or care for seedlings until they are able to be planted in the garden. 

The Cultural materials ground children in a sense of the interconnectedness of life and secure in the child a sense of stewardship for the Earth and all its inhabitants.