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March 2014 Blog Posts (10)

hummingbirds, pyramids and poetry


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…


Added by Claire Lock on March 29, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

Weather? Whatever!

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.…


Added by Elissa Brown on March 26, 2014 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Default mode: hustle

"once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how 
much more life she had time…

Added by Claire Lock on March 24, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

A New Puzzle in the Explorers' Classroom

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…


Added by Ann Courcy on March 24, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

The Slow Nature Movement

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

Momma Goat Toy Teaches Children About Birth

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.  …


Added by Steph Allosso on March 18, 2014 at 8:28am — No Comments

Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten's Emergent Curriculum - Feb. 2014

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…


Added by Erin Kenny on March 9, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

It's Parks Week...live it local!

So we are in the middle of Parks Week Australia and New Zealand (3 - 9 March) and so far, our little family has been to a park three out of the four days, so we're definitely getting in the spirit!

What is Parks Week? Well its an annual celebration of the important role that parks play in contributing to the health of our…

Added by Lianda Gibson on March 7, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments

JMT Adventures - the 22-Day, 210-Mile Hike of a Lifetime


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…


Added by Daniel Fogel on March 5, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Childhood Is Sacred


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…


Added by Marghanita Hughes on March 3, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

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