What is Parks Week? Well its an annual celebration of the important role that parks play in contributing to the health of our…
Finding meaningful connection with nature is difficult for the average urban dweller. Some of us simply don’t know how—without a prescribed activity, we are at a loss. Others are bored unless nature offers something tangible, like something to speed through, climb up, jump over, or zip past.
Added by Denise Dahn on April 22, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Follow us across the United States on DakotaGoes.com and help raise funds for CHOC (Children's Hospital of Orange County) and C&NN (Children & Nature Network). We will travel through nature beginning May 1st to inspire kids and parents to get outside and have some fun. Go to www.dakotagoes.com and click on the Dakota Goes USA page to find out about our…
Added by Dakota Goes on April 21, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Added by Corine Anderson on April 18, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments
Added by Elizabeth Milli on April 18, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments
Added by Diana Fedora Tucci on April 18, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Last month the Nursery class at The Miquon School in Conshohocken, PA, continued our investigation of how all living things are connected and how we rely on each other and other living things to meet our needs. Our field trip to Weavers Way Co-op gave us a closer look at the farm-to-market process and…Continue
Added by Celia Cruz on April 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Perhaps it’s because he’s my second child and the crazy obsessiveness I exhibited with my first child has left me… mostly. Perhaps it’s because I thought our little adventure wouldn’t take us very far from the car and, honestly, I really didn’t want to carry anything. I’m not sure why we started on our journey without a diaper bag but we did. And we learned an important lesson that day.
If your child drinks a lot they will require more frequent diaper changes. You’d think I would…Continue
Added by Jessica O'Connor on April 7, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Social media feeds are really delivering the goods on the nature play front. There's three things in particular I can't get out of my head: hummingbirds, pyramids and some super fresh…Continue
Added by Claire Lock on March 29, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments
Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not.
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot.
We’ll weather the weather whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.…Continue
Added by Claire Lock on March 24, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments
A new rainforest puzzle was recently introduced to the Explorer classroom. One of the best parts of working in an educational environment is that something as simple as a new puzzle can inspire lots of learning and collaboration.
The long colorful puzzle features many exotic birds and animals that live in the rainforest. As soon as the puzzle was completed, Ethan, one of the…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on March 24, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Slow Nature is catching on fast.
“Slow” Movements are really popular right now: Slow Food, Slow Fashion, Slow Parenting, and many more.
Now, there’s Slow Nature. (It’s about time, right?)
Added by Denise Dahn on March 20, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Because we live on a farm, our children have very few unanswered questions when it comes to life and death. Our first goat kidding season was one of the most awe-inspiring experiences we've had on our little farm. It was that excitement and wonder that inspired me to create a toy that would answer some questions and bring that joy to all children. …Continue
Added by Steph Allosso on March 18, 2014 at 8:28am — No Comments
Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten newsletter – Feb. 2014 ©Erin Kenny 2014
February weather ranged from freezing cold temperatures, with ice, snow, frost, and heavy winds to sunshine and barefoot days. Signs of spring are now everywhere throughout the forest: buds on twigs, alder catkins dropping from the branches, pollen visibly drifting through the air, leaves emerging on the elderberry bushes and nettles popping up here and there. Flying insects have emerged from…Continue
Added by Erin Kenny on March 9, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Added by Lianda Gibson on March 7, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments
An early connection with nature is essential to healthy development. At JMT Adventures, we don't just want to connect kids with the outdoors--we aim to foster a love for nature that will last a lifetime.
We provide an immersive nature experience unlike any other, leading teens on a 22-day, 210-mile thru hike of the John Muir Trail (JMT). Campers will sleep under the Sierra stars and wake up to the morning…Continue
Added by Daniel Fogel on March 5, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Childhood is a very special and magical time. Childhood is sacred.
Childhood is when we learn about the world and ourselves, and provides a foundation of who we’ll be in the future. That is why it is so important to have experiences in nature, exploring the “Wonder” of it all.
So many have forgotten and have…Continue
Added by Marghanita Hughes on March 3, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments
Sound faded away as my heart stopped. I sucked in a breath so I could frantically yell, “Get down! What are you doing?!” My precious little boy was precariously balancing on a tree root, probably only millimeters thick. This tiny root holding my 2-year-old was jutting out over angry water that was certainly miles deep and so cold hypothermia would set in instantaneously. Is that gale force wind I feel? Surely the next gust would cause my son to lose his already perilous…Continue
Added by Jessica O'Connor on February 19, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Three-year old Ivan is sitting beside a small campfire in Nordmarka, Oslo's public forest, looking pretty pleased. For one, he has convinced his mother, Katja, to prepare pinnebrød for him: a classic outdoors delight of dough wrapped around a stick and cooked over the flames. But also, more importantly, Ivan tried out skiing for the first time today! In Norway, a country that claims cross-country skiing as a national sport, this is a big…Continue
Added by Elissa Brown on February 19, 2014 at 3:50am — No Comments
Added by Rachel S on February 17, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments