I am the mother of four children, three boys and a girl. I will always remember the sound of the school bus as it came to a stop outside our front door on the last day of class. I still associate its screeching brakes with the energy that was unleashed in my household the minute my exuberant kids raced through the back door, shedding book bags and uniforms as they ran. I learned early on that the best way to channel an over abundance of youthful enthusiasm (and preserve the sane existence I…Continue
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Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside
By Andrea Gordon
Forest schools have long flourished in Scandinavia, Germany and Britain. They are places where children learn through free play, movement and hands-on experience in nature. Now, Canada is exploring the benefits of outdoor learning. Sangster Elementary in…
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After many years of teaching at-risk youth and youth diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders in both a regular school setting and day-treatment setting, I took a slight turn in the path and became a wilderness therapy field guide and substance abuse counselor at a treatment center for wealthy young adults. While spending lots of time hiking in the woods, I frequently found myself pondering about what the solution for prevention could be. As my personal spiritual path took…Continue
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My wish for Summer is that all children, everywhere get to experience a "childhood summer" ....to be alive in nature, to feel it, breath it, taste it, smell it, see it, dance with it..wonder at it and with it.....to celebrate it!
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This post originally appeared in Slow Family Online.
The Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 22. According to sponsors…Continue
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June 17-23 is National Pollinator Week. It's a week to celebrate and educate about pollinating animals, such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, which are extremely vital to our…Continue
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New blog post on decomposition - researching who ate the cool dead fish.
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I first shared this on my blog: www.kidsandnature.ca . I felt that, with father's day coming up, I would repost it. My dad is a pretty cool guy.
When I was about ten, my dad and I went for a walk in the woods nearby what we called “the old cottage.” The old cottage was built by my great grandfather out of stone at Cedar Point, on Georgian Bay and Dad was doing what all fathers do, helping me experience a little bit of his childhood.…Continue
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Dear friends, family and neighbors,
I can’t begin to express how honored I am that Eliot Daley has endorsed me for the role of Fred Rogers in the upcoming biopic, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.
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Ever had a "Huck Finn Day?"
No? Not even sure what that is? Well, our K.I.W.I. kids just had one! Check out our blog (at the link below) to find out what we're talking about, and to find out how your kid can live the adventurous life--K.I.W.I. style!…Continue
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In America, we place such a huge value on measurable learning that we forget some times that children are learning every time they seem to be "just playing". There are wonderful ways to support the naturally scientific and inquisitive mind of a preschooler as is demonstrated in an excerpt from the Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten monthly newsletter:
"As the weather warms up, we have gotten out the paintbrushes several times to use with our black charcoal “paint”. The children…Continue
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