A desert child gets to wear her rain boots once a year. photo by AdQ
I wonder if someday, one of my children will say, "Mom, the thing I remember most about growing up in Reno is all…Continue
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As winter wanes here are two books to put on the winter reading list for next year.
Earlier this winter, Jessica, our local librarian, visited the Explorer’s classroom. She always chooses fun, beautiful, interesting books that have a nature theme or are just off the presses.
Librarians are a great resource when looking for books to share with children. And nature-based books provide a wonderful way to introduce and connect children to nature.
These are the…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on April 2, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Teaching respect for all living beings, as well as for each other, for our families and for ourselves is paramount to the Cedarsong Way. We were so encouraged to hear a 2 year old caution the other kids not to step on a bug and a 4 year old then chime in "because it’s a living being". One day, we noticed a root becoming exposed by our digging and talked about it with the children. We collectively decided to move to another digging spot to protect the plant’s root. We teach the children how…Continue
Added by Erin Kenny on April 2, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments
I read something this week that rang true in a way that made me think, and worry. It was the most recent "nature tip" from Dr. Scott Sampson, of Dinosaur Train fame (in addition to being a paleontologist, he writes about connecting children and nature). Here is what he said.
Added by Tara de Queiroz on March 21, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Get kids of all ages outdoors this spring to discover the awesome ways nature renews itself. Play and discover outdoors everyday in nearby nature.Continue
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Let's Go Chipper is an award-winning nature-inspired, play-based learning program for parents, educators, and communities. Through a series of stories, apps, activities, and community programs Chipper and friends educate and enrich children pre-k through third grade.
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Hello everyone! Earth Day is K.I.W.I. Day! Join us as we launch our fun, innovative & safe programming on April 22!
Visit www.kidsinthewoodsinitiative.org for registration details!
Added by Mark Yearwood on March 12, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments
"Urban eyes" is an article in Science News, Feb. 9, 2013, p. 22-25. It shows
that nearsightedness and myopia have risen significantly (from 25 to 42% of the
US population in one generation). It suggests that the reason is too much
up close reading. The solution--get kids outdoors because myopia points to
cataracts, glaucoma, or a detached retina later in life.
Hello everyone! Get outside with your kids for some unstructured play time in nature, and watch the magic happen! Read about Kids In the Woods Initiative--K.I.W.I. on TorontoMomNow!…
The first six years of a child’s life are really important in their development. Being in nature ia a really dynamic place in which to learn.
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Grab a glass of wine, cup of hot chocolate or whatever you fancy and join us on our 4th online event on how to embrace winter and get your family outdoors.Continue
Added by Kari on February 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
This blog post has come from my regular blog, I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! But I thought visitors to Children & Nature Network might enjoy this too.
Whilst attending the 4th International Skogsmulle Symposium in Japan, several presentations were given. This is a guest post by Anita Egle, a Swede who resides in Germany and has run Skogsmulle sessions in Bavaria since 1989. It is a written…Continue
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