Patterns in Nature

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If you want to treat yourself and your children to a wonderfully eye-opening experience, take a nature walk and focus on discovering as many different types of patterns as possible. It is a wonderful exercise in slowing down and noticing the little things. Once you start taking the time to look closely at what surrounds you, the world opens up in a whole new way. The complete and utter beauty of it becomes spellbinding. Children naturally move through the world this way, so it is up to us grown-ups to remind ourselves to make the time and take it all in. Below are some of the treasures we found during a recent walk on the beach.

More Pattern Inspiration…
Patterns in Nature by National Geographic
Pattern Wizardry by Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Math in Nature – Video
Pattern Printable (Click Scientific Investigations)





With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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