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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Adapted excerpts from Eady's keynote to the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association Annual Meeting, May 8th, 2010 in Delray Beach, FL. On Oct 1, Eady discussed the topic more directly about engaging Special Needs Youth in stimulating out-of-classroom activity at the Kids Included Together National Ctr for Inclusivity Trng…Continue
It happens so often after a trip. Your child is scratching, fidgeting and you see a bump on his or her skin.
Your child may not remember what caused the spot or may be too young to tell you. Here is a little primer on what to look for and when to see the pediatrician.
Mosquito bites- The familiar raised wealts, on exposed areas are frequently mosquito bites. Although usually no more than a nuisance in the northern United States, these insects cause numerous diseases in…Continue
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The nation’s favourite choir boy, Gareth Malone, returned to our screens to complete a new mission - decreasing the literacy gap between the sexes. To do so he has used the outdoors and a range of
unconventional teaching methods. Malone believes that school is not dynamic enough for boys and that by making lessons fun,…
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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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Need to add a bit of excitement to outdoor adventures? Try listing all your options on 3X5 cards and letting kids choose a card (without looking) Cards should be reviewed ahead of time to ensure that choices are seasonally appropriate, age appropriate, and compatible with available equipment, available personnel and present weather conditions. Be prepared to negotiate if the kids really want something different. A few to start you off.....
Fly a kite
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
I have shelves and shelves of gardening books. Old books, new books, red books, blue books. ( I may have a few Dr Seuss books as well) I have books set up like calendars of gardening, books about herbs, books about crafts from the garden, books about vines and books about trees, birds and rocks... I have one book that is just a bit DIFFERENT from all the rest.
Most of the general gardening books have chapters about digging and composting, chapters about planting seedlings and…Continue
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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -- George Bernard Shaw
As autumn rolls in, take time to encourage your little "human squirrels" to frolic and play amongst the leaves.
Mother Nature has some lesson to bestow via our furry friends~~~
by R. T. Eady
Like most people who have bird feeders, I've squired to steer squirrels from…
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