Let’s give children back their childhood.
Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before. “Let’s Talk” is a new online talk show asking QUESTIONS, getting ANSWERS so that YOU can take ACTION!
We ALL have a part to play in this revolution. Watch the videos:…
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Let's Move Outside is a complementary program launched by the USA's First Lady in the Spring of 2010 to help solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.…
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For those exploring options and development of transformational gardens: Therapeutic and/or Schoolyard.
The Therapeutic Landscapes Network's (TLN) new site is up.
It includes a directory of designers and consultants, a comprehensive list of articles/links and a handsome reference section.
Topiary at the Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital Garden. Photo by Max Sokol
This is an excerpt from a recent Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog post. Please click…Continue
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -- George Bernard Shaw
The Leaf Dancer
Take a walk and see what you can find below the trees.
Chestnuts, acorns and lot’s of leaves.
Down by the lake, hunt for rocks in the Autumn breeze.
Why not try making one of these….
Nature friends dancing
Acorn Boy and…Continue
A lament from the Children and Nature Network is that in the last score or so of years children of the digital age have become increasingly disenfranchised from the natural environment, sometimes with perilous implications, not only for their physical fitness,…Continue
ContinueBloggers Note:The entry below was written to initiate our community-vested garden project at the City of Delray Beach, FL Park and Recreation site called Veterans Park. Delray Beach is referred to as the "village by the sea". For those interested in creating community gardens, we found clearly outlining the part people can play vital to moving our project forward. The second…
You may notice a few recipes in my Children and Nature Blog. If the kids are well nourished, then they will have more energy and more stamina to hike, bike, climb, ski, and paddle. This recipe is a favorite of my own kids and I hope your kids will like it as well. I have been making it every week or two for a couple of years. This recipe is lactose free and uses only traditional, natural ingredients. The sweetness comes from honey, which may be easier to digest than table sugar or high…Continue
My vantage point is as an American mother raising two young children in urban China. We…Continue
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We were on a hike recently to Buck Mountain, near Lake George NY, and happened to find this good sized cairn near the peak. It got me to thinking about how kids just don't get much chance to build with natural materials. This particular cairn looked a bit like an ancient castle. What a great introduction to engineering. Small children piling up a few rocks in the garden as a focal point; older children designing more complex arrangements. Simple…Continue
Note to readers: I posted this to my personal blog in August 2010 and just got around to posting it now at C&NN!
I gave Mother Nature a good laugh this week. After reading Last Child in the Woods, I made an attempt to return to nature with my children. For the past seven days, the average daily temperature was 103 degrees. If there is anytime of the year in Las Vegas that should be spent indoors, it is the month of August. However, in the…Continue
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by R. T. Eady, Foot Whisperer,…Continue
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