Welcome to the virtual gathering place for Natural Families. A “Natural Family” is any family who values and uses the natural world as a place for playing, growing, and learning. Natural Families believe that children who spend time in nature are happier, healthier and smarter, and aspire to share their experiences with other families.
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The Natural Family's forum is designed to connect families virtually, giving space to share ideas and ask for suggestions, where families can be engaged, supportive and encouraged. Here, we discuss and ask questions about using the natural world as a playground for our kids, whereby connecting with nature on a regular basis, they will harvest the seeds of lifelong stewardship in and for the natural world.
It is our hope that this forum will help grow the movement and inspire more families to enjoy the wonders of nature, either with a family nature club, with friends, or on their own! This is a great place to get more information on how to start a family nature club if you’re interested, too. Peruse the topics here and jump in with your own questions and contributions often.
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The goal is to encourage more families to connect their children with nature and to provide a forum where Natural Families can share their ideas, experiences and views.
Please participate actively, and encourage others to join. Get together face-to-face as well when you can!
You'll find tools and resources on the Natural Families home page and throughout the larger Children & Nature Network website.
If you're looking for tools and resources you'll find them on the Natural Families home pages and throughout the larger Children & Nature Network website.
In my search for good nature-based literature for my 6 and 8 year old boys, I recently rediscovered a fantastic resource we have right here with C&NN. Where Nature Meets Story has reignited my…Continue
Started by Janice Swaisgood. Last reply by Deanna Fahey Nov 6.
This morning I was getting my haircut at a salon downtown, and I started looking around the room. All of the available reading material consisted of either beauty or home-cooking magazines. I was…Continue
Started by Emily Kent Sep 15, 2014.
Hi all.Just wanted to let you know of a way to get kids out there in nature. It involves a smart-phone so that may just be the encouragement they need!I've recently created a resource (…Continue
Started by Stephen Bradley. Last reply by Stephen Bradley Jun 4, 2014.
Today I went geocaching with a group of my co-workers and had a blast. It's super simple, and the one we did was geared for any kids over the age of 7. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure…Continue
Started by Dani Tinker. Last reply by Tania Moloney Apr 28, 2014.